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Fragment of a menat amulet

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia, (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B901

Dimensions

1.8 x 1.5 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-344d

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

The menat, or counterweight to a broad collar, was sacred to the goddess Hathor. It was a popular protective amulet,and large numbers were founf in the Nubian royal tombs. Most examples, like this one, wee made of bluish-green faience.

Provenance

Gebel Barkal B 901; 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