Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59
Height x width x depth: 1.7 x 3.3 x 1 cm (11/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in.)
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This amulet of hematite takes the form of a headrest. Such amulets were common in Late Period burials, where their magic was intended to lift the head of the deceased at the moment of resurrection.
From Nuri, pyramid 59 (tomb of Queen Malaqaye). 1918: 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: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition