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Amulet

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Maleqorobar
A.D. 266–283


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N. XXVII

Dimensions

b. 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.2; a.3.0 x 1.95 x 0.2 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-105

Medium or Technique

Ostrich egg shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carved image of ram’s head with sun disk, very slightly concave; upper and lower surface reddish; b. sign; c. fragment of sign similar to b.

Provenance

From Beg. North, Pyramid XXVII. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition