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Amulet of Osiris

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Other: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.589

Medium or Technique

Bone or ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Bone or Ivory, Osiris figure; top of head broken and missing; ring at back of neck.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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