Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Basakheren
405–404 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 17 (tomb of Basakheren)

Dimensions

Length: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1097

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience, traces of yellow-green glaze, decorated on one side only. Rosette and suspension ring broken off and missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 17 (tomb of Basakheren). 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