Amulet of Sekhmet

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


Findspot: Sudan, el-Kurru, Ku. 52

Dimensions

Height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.583

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience statuette of lion-headed female crowned with uraeus. Holding lotus stalk in left hand. Suspension ring behind uraeus.

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