centuriespast: Amulets of a winged goddess NubianNapatan…
Amulets of a winged goddess
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: el-Kurru, Nubia(Sudan)
Amulets like these were found in the burials of early Napatan queens. Made of blue-green glazed faience, they depict a nude, winged, goddess crowned with a sun disc and uraeus. The wings bend sharply downward, and on each arm is a uraeus crowned with horns and a sun disc. The identity of the goddess is uncertain. A hieroglyphic inscription runs down the back.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston