Amulet of a uraeus cobra
about 623–568 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Other: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Uraeus; alabaster; somewhat damaged. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.
From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923, Exp.Ph. A 3164, 6/3. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition