Amulet in the form of a seated sphinx
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 51
Overall: 6.5 x 2.1 x 3.5 cm (2 9/16 x 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Blue glazed faience figure of sphinx with human head. Hair black, falling in four cruciform locks. Suspension ring on shoulders.
From el-Kurru, Ku 51 (unknown queen of King Piankhy). 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition