Amulet of Maat
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
Object Place: Sudan
Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The goddess Maat personified justice, truth and proper world order. This amulet, made of gold foil with incised decoration on one side and a flat back, portrays her as a standing woman with a single feather (the hieroglyph for her name) on her head. There is a ring on the back for suspension.
From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (tomb of queen Malaqaye). Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, February 1918; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition