Amulet of a sow

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, East of pyramid I-a

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2676

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Front half of an amulet of a sow suckling piglets.

Provenance

From Giza. East of pyramid I-a. 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