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Gold vulture amulet

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Gold plate vulture amulet; incised details on one side only; ring on back for suspension.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 36 (Tomb of Queen Atakhibaskan). 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 Atlanersa, 650 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.255

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets