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Amulet of Hapy

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Blue glazed faience openwork plaque. Hapy resting on one knee crowned with lotus flowers, holding flower in either hand, with a third flower behind back. Above, winged disc. Two suspension rings at top. Reverse plain. Housed with 24.623


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.



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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets