Amulet of Sekhmet
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru
Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Blue glazed faience statuette of lioness headed female, crowned with uraeus. Suspension ring through back of head.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition