Amulet of Maat
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Senkamanisken
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia
Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The goddess Maat personified justice, truth and proper world order. This amulet of faded green faience portrays her as a standing woman with a single feather (the hieroglyph for her name) on her head. There is a ring on the back of the feather for suspension.
From Meroe, tomb W 787. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition