Serpent amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 42 Room B

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.371

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Electrum serpent amulet; ring at back of head. Sheet metal - incised details on head.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan (accessioned 1920).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition