viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

Winged Isis pectoral

Winged Isis pectoral
Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amaninatakelebte
538-519 BC
Chased gold pectoral representing the winged goddess Isis, shown kneeling with wings outstretched. In her right hand, she holds an ankh, the symbol for “life”; in her left hand she holds what may be the hieroglyph for a sail, the symbol for the breath of life. On her head is a throne, the hierogyph for her name.
Provenance
From Nuri, pyramid 10 (tomb of Amaninatakelebte). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds with the government of Sudan.
source: http://www.mfa.org/node/9458

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