Amulet of a winged scarab
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 51
Height x width: 7.6 x 6.2 cm (3 x 2 7/16 in.)
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Made of pale blue glazed faience, this large amulet shows a four-winged scarab with disc between hind legs. There are two suspension rings atthe top.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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