Amulet of Sekhmet

Nubian
Napatan Period
698–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb S 125

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.989

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Blue glaze. Seated lioness-headed figure. Broken and mended. One ear and chips missing.

Provenance

From Meroe, S 125. February, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition