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Amulet of an ibis

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.973

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Walking Ibis on a flat base with a Maat feather in front; suspension ring at neck.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 55 (an unnamed queen of King Piye). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition