Amulet of Bastet or Sekhmet

Nubian
Napatan Period
435–431 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), Pyramid 103

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6cm (3in.)

Accession Number

21.12097

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet, standing female deity with head of cat or lioness, left foot advanced, right arm straight down at side; left hand holds small square plaque with wedjat eye against breast; green body paste; surface stained red from earth. Insertion on back. Ears and front part of base missing.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid 103. 192: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition