Amulet of a vulture
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XLII, Tomb of Queen Iusatha
Overall: 1.6 x 3.3 cm (5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Vulture. Outspread wings; head facing to left; incised details on one side only.
From Nuri, pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 1918: 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 (accessioned 1920).
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition