Amulet of Imsety

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku. 51

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .03 m.

Accession Number

24.1784

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Inscribed sheet-gold figure in the shape of the human-headed Amset facing right; ring soldered on back of head for suspension.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 51 (a 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition