Amulet of a heart

Nubian
Meroitic Period
about 185–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 418

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.3 x 1.6 cm (7/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.362

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold heart amulet.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 418. Febraury 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