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Amulet of Sekhmet

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Blue glazed faience statuette of lioness headed female, crowned with uraeus. Suspension ring through back of head.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.577

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets