Amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period
664–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Tomb 859

Dimensions

3.2 x 2.21 x 11 cm (1 1/4 x 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-682

Medium or Technique

Amagon stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amagon stone. Bored through upper part. Apparently a natural peice, dressed by rubbing, possibly intended for a hawk or ape form.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 859). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition