Amulet of a winged goddess
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 52 (Tomb of Nefrukekashta)
Height x width: 9 x 4.8 cm (3 9/16 x 1 7/8 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 four outstretched wings, crowned with solar disc and uraeus. She is shown frobntally, with upraised arms.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition