String of amulets of Mut
Merotic Period, reign of Shabaka–Tanwetamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W), Tomb 761
Height: 1.3 to 1.6 cm (1/2 to 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. This necklace is made up of eighty six (86) tiny blue-glazed faience beads in the form of the goddess as a standing female human with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.
From Meroe (Beg. W.), tomb 761, body. 1923: 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