Amulet of Mut

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm (4 1/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.322

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. This pendant depicts the goddess wearing a close-fitting dress, tripartite wig and double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Suspension hoops are attached at the back of the double crown.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (Queen Neferukekashta). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition