Amulet of a falcon

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Other: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.939

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gray marble. Head broken off and missing. Suspension ring on back.

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