Fragment of a menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Kashta
750–743 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Kashta)

Dimensions

Length: 0.5cm (3/16in.)

Accession Number

19.1927

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Menat fragment with incised figures on the front and a column of hieroglyphs on the back.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 8 (Tomb of Kashta), chapel debris. 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.

(Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition