Amulet of a Bastet or Sekhmet
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia
Other: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition