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Amulet of a crocodile

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit 7510 H, fill

Dimensions

Length x Width: 1.6 x 0.6 cm (5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.2426

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.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit 7510 H, fill. 1925: 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: January 19, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition