Pair of heart amulets
about 623–568 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Other(a): 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Other(b): 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Jasper and carnelian
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition