Amulet of a sow

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W 832

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.2 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm (7/8 x 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.852

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Sow amulet standing in a small base, with suspension ring on the back.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb W 832. 1923: 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