Amulets of papyrus columns (wadj)

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Other: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1440a-e

Medium or Technique

Jasper and amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Three light green amazonite (a,c,e) and two of dark red jasper (b,c).
Part of amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.
The amazonite amulets are 23-3-765, the jasper amulets are 23-3-766.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923, Exp. Ph. A 3164, 5/1-5. 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