Amulet of a falcon

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 1

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 0.5 x 1.4 cm (11/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.253

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold; fine work; perfect condition; ring at back of head.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition