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Amulet of a winged, lion-headed goddess

Blue glazed faience. Winged lion-headed standing female figure crowned with disc from which depend two uraeae crowned with white crown. Reverse plain with suspension ring back of disc. Broken and mended.

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

El Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.669

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets