String of amulets of Mut

Nubian
Merotic Period, reign of Shabaka–Tanwetamani
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W), Tomb 761

Dimensions

Height: 1.3 to 1.6 cm (1/2 to 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.854

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. This necklace is made up of eighty six (86) tiny blue-glazed faience beads in the form of the goddess as a standing female human with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W.), tomb 761, body. 1923: 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