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Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
643–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 3.2 cm (3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.1050

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; light blue glaze; broken in two and mended; (no beads in hole through projection). Decorated on one side only.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition