Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani or Aspelta
623–568 B.C


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. 85 (tomb of Mernua)

Dimensions

Length: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1409

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Menat. One of many amulets taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspension hook in back.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. S.) tomb 85, (tomb of princess Mernua). 1923: 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