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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1101

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; pale blue glaze, decorated on one side only, suspension ring at top partially broken away.

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