Amulet of a winged goddess
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry)
Height x width x depth: 6.6 x 3.9 cm (2 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Amulets like this one were found in the burials of early Napatan queens. Made of blue glazed faience, this amulet portrays a nude standing goddess with outstretched wings, crowned with a solar disc, horns and uraeus. On each of her arms stands another uraeus crowned with a solar disk, horns and pair of feathers. Near the base, beside each foot is a wedjat eye. A loop on the back of the headdress allows for suspension.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition