Hathor-headed crystal pendant
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), el-Kurru, Ku. 55
Overall: 5.3 x 3.3 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, rock crystal
Not On View
Crystal ball amulet surmounted by gold head of Hathor crowned with disc and horns. The ball is bored vertically and has a gold disc at the base on which it stands. Probably contained substances believed to be magical. Ring at back of head. Base loose.
From el-Kurru, Ku 55 (unknown queen of King Piankhy). 1919: 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, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition