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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.


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


Overall: 0.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets