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Amulet of an ibis

Walking Ibis on a flat base with a Maat feather in front; suspension ring at neck.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, tomb Ku 55 (an unnamed queen of King Piye). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds with the Sudanese government.

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

24.973

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets