Menat amulet

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 7.3 cm (1 5/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.960

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; blue-glazed; incised detailed on one side only; hole through projection at bottom; broken and mended.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nansalsa). 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