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Amulet of a ram-headed deity

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


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

Accession Number

24.645

Medium or Technique

Faience

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Green glazed faience. Ram-headed human figure with four wings and crown horn-feather-uraeus type. On back incised “ankh” and two lotus flowers.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition