Blue faience amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma or Malowiebamani
468–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXI, northwest foundation deposit

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 1.5 x 0.3cm (3/4 x 9/16 x 1/8in.)

Accession Number

17-4-1344

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

A rectangular amulet with engravings; pierced; from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXI (Saka'aye), northwest foundation deposit. 1917: 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