Fragments of menat amulets

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka–Tanwetamani
698–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 5 (tomb of queen Qalhata)

Accession Number

19.1922

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Three menat fragments: two 12-lobed rosettes and one 11-lobed rosette.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of queen Qalhata). 1919: 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.

(Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition