Pendant with ram-headed sphinx
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Tomb Ku 55
Height x width: 10.3 x 3 cm (4 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gilded silver, lapis lazuli, and glass
Not On View
Large amulet of a ram-headed lion sitting on column, with red, green, and blue glass inlays in cloisons of gilt silver. Sphinx lacks one horn, and suspension ring.
From El-Kurru, Ku 55 (an unnamed queen of King 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: March 1, 1919)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition