Amulet of Mut
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52
Overall: 10.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm (4 1/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition