Amulet in the form of a seated sphinx

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 2.1 x 3.5 cm (2 9/16 x 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.630

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience figure of sphinx with human head. Hair black, falling in four cruciform locks. Suspension ring on shoulders.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition