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Amulet of a winged goddess

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Amulets like this one were found in the burials of early Napatan queens. Made of blue glazed faience, this amulet portrays a nude standing goddess with outstretched wings, crowned with a solar disc, horns and uraeus. On each of her arms stands another uraeus crowned with a solar disk, horns and...

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Provenance

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)

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

Height x width x depth: 6.6 x 3.9 cm (2 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.703

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets