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Amulet of a cat

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Greenish-gray marble. Left ear missing. Hole in back of neck for metal suspension ring.

Provenance

From el-Kurru: tomb 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

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

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el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.305

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets