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Amulet of a winged goddess

Amulets like this one were found in a number of Nubian royal burials. Made of whitish glazed faience, theis example depicted a nude, winged, goddess crowned with a sun disc and uraeus. The wings bend sharply downward, and on each arm is a uraeus crowned with horns and a sun disc. The identity of...

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From Meroe, Beg. South, hilltop, surface debris. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler,


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.7 x 1.3 cm (1 1/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets