Amulet of Sekhmet

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.577

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience statuette of lioness headed female, crowned with uraeus. Suspension ring through back of head.

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