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Amulet of winged ram-headed deity

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Blue glazed faience. Four winged ram headed human figure, crowned with disc, horns, feathers, and two uraeae. Reverse incised lotus flower over winged serpent on column, also "ankh" and "wes". Broken and mended. Hole through base of crown.

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

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.5 x 5.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.696

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets