Fragments of menat amulets
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 21, room A
Medium or Technique
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These four fragments come from three menats 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 these fragments, were made of bluish-green faience.
From Nuri, pyramid 21 (tomb of an unidentified queen), room A. 1917: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition