Faience funerary necklace with menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata)

Dimensions

Lenth: 45.7 cm (18 in.) Height of pendant: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11809a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

One of sixteen faience funerary necklaces found together, this necklace is composed of a string of faience cylinder beads with a large, blue-green faience menat amulet. Field numbers: 19-2-651, 652 and 19-3-88, 90.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata). 1919: 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