Necklace with amulets
about 623–568 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Legacy dimensions: a) length: .023 m; b) length: .011m; c) height: .015 m; d) height: .015 m; e) diameter approximately .088 m
Medium or Technique
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Electrum wire (e) with electrum sheet spread-wing human-headed bird (Ba bird) (a), pale yellow stone Wedjat eye (b), electrum sheet vulture with elaborate plummage (c), and headless vulture with plain plummage (d).
One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. Cut from sheet electrum, with suspention hook in back, incised details.
Findspot Information: From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua (Found on neck of mummy) [Excav. date] March, 1923
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition