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Amulet of a falcon

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Green glazed faience. Hawk with drooping wings crowned with disc. Column down center of back. Suspension hole through back of disc. (Card)

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9.4 x 5.6 x 1.3 cm (3 11/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.706

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets