Amulet of Amen
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Tanwetamani
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia
Height: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This tiny silver amulet represents Amen, the god of Thebes who became Egypt’s supreme deity and one of the most important deities of Napatan and Meroitic Nubia. He is shown as a standing, falcon-headed human male, wearing a kilt and a tall, feathered headdress. Such amulets were believed to offer the wearer some of the benefits of Amen’s power. The upper part of the crown is broken off and missing.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition