Amulet of a queen

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.562

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Bright blue-green glaze; dull color on upper body; standing figure of queen with right arm broken below elbow, and legs below knees; inscribed on support at back.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription