Amulets of papyrus columns (wadj)
about 623–568 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Other: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Jasper and amazonite
Not On View
Three light green amazonite (a,c,e) and two of dark red jasper (b,c).
Part of amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.
The amazonite amulets are 23-3-765, the jasper amulets are 23-3-766.
From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923, Exp. Ph. A 3164, 5/1-5. 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