Fragment of a double menat amulet
Findspot: Nubia, Gebel Barkal, Between B 600 and B 700 (disturbed debris)
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Double menat sign fragment. The menat, or counterweight to a broad collar, was sacred to the goddess Hathor. It was a popular protective amulet,and large numbers were founf in the Nubian royal tombs. Most examples, like this one, were made of bluish-green faience.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, between B 600 and B 700 (disturbed debris). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition