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Serpent amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
643–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid III

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 2.2 x 0.7cm (13/16 x 7/8 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

17-1-122

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Pierced amulet of white carnelian.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 1917: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition