Fragments of menat amulets
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 20 (tomb of Atlanersa)
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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 these fragments, were made of bluish-green faience.
From Nuri, pyramid 20 (tomb of Atlanersa), stairs. 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