Gold uraeus amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Queen Iusatha, Pyramid XLII

Dimensions

Length: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.380

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Uraeus. Gold; incised details on one side only; ring at back for suspension.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 1918: 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 (accessioned 1920).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition