Winged goddess pectoral
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52 (Tomb of Nefrukekashta)
Height x width x depth: 8.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/16 x 1/4 in.)
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Amulets like this one were found in the burials of early Napatan queens. Made of blue glazed faience, this amulet portrays a standing, lion-headed goddess with outstretched wings. She stands facing the right, wearing a sheath dress, long wig, and crown topped with a solar disc and uraeus. On each of her arms stands a rearing uraeus cobra wearing a royal crown.
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