Amulet of composite animal

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W 609, No. 16

Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

23.819

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Faded glaze. Composite: four apes supporting platform with ram and sun’s disc protected by hawk.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 609, No.16. March 9, 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