Amulet of a fly

Nubian


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.1459

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Unusual fly-shaped amulet with head of Bastet crowned with sun disc and uraeus above fly-wings.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 681. [Excav. date] 1923. 23-3-631: 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