Menat amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka)

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 10 x 1 cm (3 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.1799

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Complete menat with a 16-lobed rosette.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka). 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.

(Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition