Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (Tomb of Taharqa)
Height x width x depth: 8.5 x 4.4 x 0.8 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Chalcedony (black onyx)
Not On View
A symbol of power, this amulet represents a pair of falcon feathers. The Egyptian term for such an amulet is “shuty”.
From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: 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: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition