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Amulet of Imsety

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Inscribed sheet-gold figure in the shape of the human-headed Amset facing right; ring soldered on back of head for suspension.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, tomb 51 (a 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

el-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .03 m.

Accession Number

24.1784

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants