Amulet of a crocodile

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7700 East

Dimensions

Other: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1552

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. Green tint. Crude and rudimentary.

Provenance

From Giza, street 7700 East. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: April 14, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition