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Amulet of Heh

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Blue glazed faience openwork amulet. The god Heh rests on one knee holding "Was" sceptres in each hand; crowned with disc from which hang two uraeae. Back of figure a "Wedjat Eye" and lotus bud. Suspension ring back of disc. Back plain.


From el-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 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.

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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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets