Amulet of a feline goddess

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
698–664 B.C.


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Tomb 125

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.1 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.997

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Rectangular open-work amulet, [bead or pendant?] large rectangular holes at either end. Open work on all but the back side. Traces of bluish-green glaze; face (a) female deity seated facing right holding [?], scepter with background cut out; face (b) is solid with hieroglyphic design in relief.

Provenance

From Meroe, S 125. February, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition