Pair of heart amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Other(a): 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Other(b): 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1441a-b

Medium or Technique

Jasper and carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Hearts; one of dark green jasper (a), and one of carnelian (b).
One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923, Exp.Ph. A 3164, 5/6-7. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition