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Double-feather amulet

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A symbol of power, this amulet represents a pair of falcon feathers. The Egyptian term for such an amulet is "shuty".

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8.5 x 4.4 x 0.8 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.247

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets