Amulet of a cat

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/4 x 9/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.305

Medium or Technique

Dolomitic marble

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Greenish-gray marble. Left ear missing. Hole in back of neck for metal suspension ring.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition