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Gold pendant in the form of a ba-bird

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Gold; figure of bird with human head; loop on back; wings outstreched. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 0.1 cm

Accession Number

20.290

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets