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Amulet of Shu

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


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Other: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.813

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold. Sheet metal figure of kneeling man supporting disc with both hands. Details incised. Suspension ring at back.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 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