Pectoral with the god of eternity, Heh

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


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

Accession Number

24.626

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience openwork amulet. The god Heh rests on one knee holding “Was” sceptres in each hand; crowned with disc from which hang two uraeae. Back of figure a “Wedjat Eye” and lotus bud. Suspension ring back of disc. Back plain.

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition