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Amulet of Sekhmet

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku. 52

Dimensions

Other: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

24.929

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Silver. Small lion headed standing female figure. No crown. Suspension ring back of head.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition