Sema sign

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Other: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1406

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Sema sign. One of many amulets taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspension hook in back.

Provenance

From Beg. S.85, Princess Mernua [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