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Amulet of Ra and Amen

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This blue glazed faience amulet depicts the gods Ra and Amen in high relief. The falcon-headed Ra, wearng his characteristic crown of a solar disk and uraeus cobra is on the proper right side, while Amen, in his tall, feathered headdress is on the proper left. Between them are traces of an...

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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. (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