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Gold vulture amulet

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Vulture amulet; gold plate, stamped out; wings outspread and with feet wide apart; head turned to left; small gold ring in back.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye). 1918: 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, 750–270 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.348

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets