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Vulture

Nubian
Napatan Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid N.M.8

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.372

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Vulture with outspread wings. Electrum sheet metal; incised details; crude work. Remains of rings on back for stringing.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid N.M. 8. February 1918: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition