Amulet of a winged goddess
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)
Height x width x depth: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1.2 cm (3 7/16 x 2 5/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Amulets like this one were found in the burials of early Napatan queens. Made of green glazed faience, this amulet portrays a winged, lion-headed goddess crowned with a solar disc and uraeus cobra. Another uraeus appears on each of her shoulders. On the reverse is a papyrus flower column beneath the symbol of the goddess Hathor and a sistrum. The amulet is partially restored.
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.
(January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition