Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj)

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


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 1

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8cm (11/16in.)

Accession Number

20.251

Medium or Technique

Cast gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold; fine work; perfect condition; ring on top; incised details.

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