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Deaccessioned September 26, 2013

Amulet of a winged, lion-headed goddess

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 5.3 cm (3 11/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.669

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience. Winged lion-headed standing female figure crowned with disc from which depend two uraeae crowned with white crown. Reverse plain with suspension ring back of disc. Broken and mended.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition