Amulet of a falcon

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, El-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9.4 x 5.6 x 1.3 cm (3 11/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.706

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Green glazed faience. Hawk with drooping wings crowned with disc. Column down center of back. Suspension hole through back of disc. (Card)

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition