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Amulet of a baboon

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W 761

Dimensions

Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.806

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Faded glaze. Seated Cynocephalus with disc and horns.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 761. March 8, 1923: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