Requires Photography

Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani or Aspelta
623–568 B.C


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia; Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 24 (tomb of queen Nasalsa)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.1 x 7.4 cm (1 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.957

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; light blue glaze; incised details on one side only; hole through projection at bottom.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa), stairs. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition