Amulet of a Nubian male nurse

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
712–643 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2005.262

Medium or Technique

Pale green faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Pale green faience amulet of a male nurse depicted with child, pierced through both bunched plaits, suspension loop in back. Characteristic Nubian hairstyle of two bunched plaits. Suspension loop in back.

Provenance

1930–40s: G. A. Michaelidies Collection, Alexandria, Egypt; 1970s, private collection, London; by 2005, with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York; 2005: given to the MFA by Royal Athena Galleries.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg