Amulet of a winged goddess
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52 (Tomb of Nefrukekashta)
Height x width x depth: 9 x 5.7 x 0.5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 3/16 in.)
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Amulets like this one were found in the burials of early Napatan queens. Made of blue glazed faience, this amulet portrays a nude standing goddess with outstretched wings, crowned with a solar disc and uraeus. On each of her arms stands another uraeus crowned with a solar disk and pair of feathers. On the reverse is a vertical row of now illegible hieroglyphs. A loop on the back of the headdress allows for suspension.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition