Gold vulture amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 36

Dimensions

Height: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.255

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Gold plate vulture amulet; incised details on one side only; ring on back for suspension.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 36 (Tomb of Queen Atakhibaskan). 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.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition