Amulet of a frog

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 508

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.5 x 2.7 cm (1/2 x 9/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.755

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Two faience frogs on rectangular plaque of faded blue glaze. “Napatan P.28 small Child Burial.”

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 508 [Excav. date] March, 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