Amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 51

Accession Number

24.629

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience openwork. Four-winged scarab grasping disc between front legs and rosette between hind legs. Above, a winged disc with uraeae. Three suspension rings at top, of which one is missing. Back plain. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition