Amulet of Hapy

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 51

Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 6.3 x 0.9 cm (3 3/16 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.621

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience openwork plaque. Hapy resting on one knee crowned with lotus flowers, holding flower in either hand, with a third flower behind back. Above, winged disc. Two suspension rings at top. Reverse plain.
Housed with 24.623

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition