Amulet of Sakhmet

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru

Dimensions

Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.667

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience. Lion-headed standing female figure crowned with disc and uraeus. Column down back has two “ankh” signs and a “neb”. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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