Amulet bead

Nubian
Meroitic


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg.

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 2 x 2.9 cm (1/4 x 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-866

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Rectangular amulet with 3 holes. Incised on face is a cow among plantings, reverse side has heiroglyphic inscription. Good condition with orginal string.

Provenance

From Meroe. 1923: "purchased locally", according to tag on object.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition