Hathor suckling the Kushite Queen Nefrukakashta
Gilded silver amulet shows the Kushite Queen Nefrukakashta being embraced and nursed by a goddess, probably Hathor.
Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye), c. 743–712 B.C.
From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 24.928
The goddess wears the vulture headdress and a crown consisting of a diadem with bovine horns and the solar disc. A protective vulture flies above the queen, its claw resting on her royal uraeus cobra.