Pendant

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W508

Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.753

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Oval pendant. Hathor-head in relief. Reverse: standing king and “Men-Kheper-Ra”.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W508 [Excav. date] March, 1923: 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