Pectoral of winged ram-headed deity

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.5 x 5.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.696

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience. Four winged ram headed human figure, crowned with disc, horns, feathers, and two uraeae. Reverse incised lotus flower over winged serpent on column, also “ankh” and “was”. Broken and mended. Hole through base of crown.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition