Shrine-shaped pectoral with deities

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru

Dimensions

Height x length: 7.9 x 6.2 cm (3 1/8 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.656

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience. Three hawk-headed and two female deities in profile. Below, row of seven Wedjat Eyes, above, winged disc with two uraeae. Three suspension rings at top. Reverse incised giraffe (?) feeding on palm tree and other figures.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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