Menat amulet with the head of Hathor

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
623–593 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani)

Accession Number

20.1033

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulets of the head of the fertility goddess Hathor were popular items in both Egyptian and Nubian burials. This amulet of faded green faience shows the goddess with her usual attributes of a crown, pair of horns with solar disk, and heavy wig. The details, includinghatched decration on the upper body, are incised. On the reverse is a hoop for suspension.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani). 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.

(Acession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition