Amulet of a winged scarab
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (Tomb of Tabiry)
Height x width: 6.1 x 4.1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
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This large, blue glazed faience amulet features a four-winged scarab with rosettes between its front and hind legs. Two suspension rings are at the top.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition