Amulet of a ram-headed deity
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 53
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994
Green glazed faience. Ram-headed human figure with four wings and crown horn-feather-uraeus type. On back incised “ankh” and two lotus flowers.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition