Amulet fragment

Nubian
Napatan Period
690–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 175

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.0 x 1.3 x .8 cm (13/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12207

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

4 fragments of amulets, red body paste, brownish surface. Part of ram’s head, white paste, green glaze, two other fragments, white body paste, green glaze. Also one small fragment of a shawabty, light green body paste, green glaze traces of inscription in black, from thick hand modeled type.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 175. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition