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Amulet of a Bastet or Sekhmet

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Other: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.670

Medium or Technique

Faience

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience. Winged lion-headed standing female figure crowned with disc. Reverse herringbone pattern down center flanked by papyrus flowers. Broken and mended. Suspension hole through lower part of disc.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition