Plaquette with protective hieroglyphs

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 1.2 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.934

Medium or Technique

Green glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Opaque green glass. Rectangular. Hieroglyphic inscription on one face; relief eye on other.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of 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: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition