Menats

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 16

Dimensions

Length: approximately 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

19.1885

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

One intact, blue faience menat and two fragments of a second menat.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 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