Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7639 D, pit.
Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
An aegis is a broad collar topped by the head of a deity, in this case the lioness godess Tefnut crowned with a solar disk and uraeus. Amulets of this type were intended to offer protection to the wearer and avert potential dangers.
From Giza, G 7639 D, pit. Feb. 16, 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition