Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
623–593 B.C


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 22

Dimensions

Length: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1100

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; blue-glazed. Decorated on both sides and inscribed with names of Anlaman in bands down center of each side. Ring at top for suspension partly broken and missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 22 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 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