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Amulet of a falcon

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Gold; fine work; perfect condition; ring at back of head.

Provenance

From Nuri: pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 0.4 x 1.4cm (5/8 x 3/16 x 9/16in.)

Accession Number

20.253

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets