Heart amulet

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Adeqetali
A.D. 134–140


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N. XLI

Dimensions

Overall: 5.2 x 4 x 1.3 cm (2 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.12363

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet, heart (top broken), gray body paste, green glaze, flat on one side.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. North), Pyramid XLI. 1921: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition