Cowroid with prenomen of Taharqa

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 1.3 x 0.5 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.1017

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Cowroid of blue-green glazed steatite; back carries an incised border of line decoration. Base inscribed with throne name of Third Intermediate Period ruler Taharqa (Khuinefertemre). Pierced.

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer