Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata)

Dimensions

Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10575

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue-green faience, strung with faience ring-beads with disk. Kurru Py 5.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata). 1919: 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