Amulet in the form of a serpent

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.351

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold plate, stamped out, faced to right; small ring in back.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition