Funerary necklace with menat amulet
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of queen Qalhata)
Length: 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of sixteen faience funerary necklaces found together, this necklace is composed of a string of faience cylinder beads with a large, blue-green faience menat amulet. The menat amulet is broken off at the middle.
From el-Kurru, pyramid 5 (tomb of queen Qalhata). 1919: 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