Amulet of Sekhmet
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan, el-Kurru, Ku. 52
Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
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Blue glazed faience statuette of lion-headed female crowned with uraeus. Holding lotus stalk in left hand. Suspension ring behind uraeus.
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