Gold vulture amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka or Malonaqen
568–542 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid XXVI

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.348

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Vulture amulet; gold plate, stamped out; wings outspread and with feet wide apart; head turned to left; small gold ring in back.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition