Gold pendant in the form of a ba-bird

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa
487–468 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Overall: 0.1 cm

Accession Number

20.290

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold; figure of bird with human head; loop on back; wings outstreched. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa). 1917: 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