Twin Harpokrates amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period
700–600 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 643

Dimensions

Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.368

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold amulet; standing figures of the twins of Harpokrates, with the braided sidelock of youth and the amulet on the breast. Thick gold, suspension ring at back. (Sudan catalogue)

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 643. 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