Fragment of a menat amulet
Findspot: Nubia, (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B901
1.8 x 1.5 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
Gebel Barkal B 901; Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition