Pectoral with double hawk-headed deity
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52 (Tomb of Nefrukekashta)
Height x width x depth: 9.1 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm (3 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 in.)
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This blue glazed faience represents a deity not often found in Nubian or Egyptian amulets. The god take the form of a standing human figure with two falcons’ heads crowned with a disc and uraeus. On the reverse is a vertical column with incised the “ankh” and “neb” signs. There is a suspension ring at the back of each disc.
From el-Kurru, Ku 51 (unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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