Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 20 (tomb of Atlanersa)

Dimensions

Overall: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1099

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; blue-green glaze, decayed. Decorated on one side only. Hole for suspension with remains of cord in place.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 20 (tomb of Atlanersa). 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