Amulet fragment

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, East of Pyr. I-b

Dimensions

Height x length x thickness: 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2431

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet fragment in the form of a hippopotamus head. Back flat, green.

Provenance

From Giza, East of Pyr. I-b. 1924. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition