Necklace with amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: a) length: .033 m; b) height: .015 m; c) length: .023 m; d) diameter approximately .086 m

Accession Number

23.1435a-d

Medium or Technique

Electrum, stone (travertine)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Electrum wire (d) with spread-wing vulture (a), alabaster uraeus (b), and electrum sheet bearing incised Sokar bark (c). Mounted together with other amulets taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua (Found on neck of mummy) [Excav. date] March, 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition