Amulet of a uraeus cobra
about 623–568 B.C.
Object Place: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Other: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Uraeus. One of many amulets taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspension hook in back.
From Beg. S.85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition