Amulet of a votive ear

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes (Deir el-Bahari)

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.3 x 2.3 cm (1 11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.2466

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Votive ear (amulet) of blue glazed faience. Right ear, pierced in lobe. This may be for suspension as a pectoral or ex voto, or for application as an ornament.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari. Excavated for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession date: October 11, 1906.)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription