Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9 (tomb of Amtalqa)

Accession Number

20.1095

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; pale blue glaze, decayed. Upper half of rosette broken and missing, suspension ring at bottom missing. Decorated on both sides.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 9 (tomb of Amtalqa). 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.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition