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Amulet of a double hawk-headed deity

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This blue glazed faience represents a deity not often found in Nubian or Egyptian amulets. The god take the form of a standing human figure with two falcons' heads crowned with a disc and uraeus. On the reverse is a vertical column with incised the "ankh" and "neb" signs. There is a suspension...

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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: January 1, 1924)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


el-Kurru, Nubia(Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 9.1 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm (3 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets