Amulet of a winged goddess

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 52 (Tomb of Nefrukekashta)

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 4.8 cm (3 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1800

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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 four outstretched wings, crowned with solar disc and uraeus. She is shown frobntally, with upraised arms.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition