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Amulet of Maat

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Senkamanisken
712–623 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.841

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition