Fragment of a menat amulet
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 21, chapel enclosure debris
Length: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)
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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 fragment, were made of bluish-green faience.
From Nuri, pyramid 21 (tomb of an unidentified queen), chapel enclosure debris. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition