Amulet

49.47.907

On display

Fragment of an amulet: the head of a crowned figure made in green faience. The facial features are broad. The atef-crown consists of the usual plumes and horns, on either side are uraei wearing sun-disks. A scarab beetle is on the front of the crown. On the reverse are sunken hieroglyphs in a vertical column framed at the top by a cartouche shape (Amun nb di r). Pierced latitudinally through the base of the crown for suspension. Part of a votive deposit John Garstang excavated beneath the floor of a palace that was built over an older temple. These religious objects probably date to the Napatan Period (about 700 BC - 300 BC).