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Plaquette with an udjat eye ont eh back and protective hieroglyphs on the base

Opaque green glass. Rectangular. Hieroglyphic inscription on one face; relief eye on other.


From el-Kurru, pyramid 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: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Green glass


The Ancient World