Sphinx amulet

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: The Sudan, Kerma, K X B-147, neck QB

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1733

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

One amulet in the shape of a sphinx with transverse and longitudinal borings through the lower body.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, K X B-147, neck QB. March, 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition