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Amulet of a Bastet or Sekhmet

Blue glazed faience. Winged lion-headed standing female figure crowned with disc. Reverse herringbone pattern down center flanked by papyrus flowers. Broken and mended. Suspension hole through lower part of disc.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

24.670

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets