Amulet of Sakhmet
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru
Height: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue glazed faience. Lion-headed standing female figure crowned with disc and uraeus. Column down back has two “ankh” signs and a “neb”. Broken and mended.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition