Amulet of a crocodile

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 2.9- cm (1 1/8 in.) Other: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

29.1658a-b

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. Faience. Pale blue glaze. 2 very rudimentary specimens. See also entry 27-4-1035.

Provenance

From Giza. 1927: 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