Fly amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
743–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 603

Dimensions

1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-214

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Sixteen blue faience amulet flies inscribed, different sizes

Provenance

From Beg. West 603. March 1923: 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