Amulet of a monkey

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

H. 3 cm, w. cm, d. cm

Accession Number

24.590

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience figure of a standing monkey with hands to mouth; suspension ring at back of neck.

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 in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition