Amulet of Bstet or Sekhmet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. 7000

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.5 cm (11/16 x 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-647

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Head fragment. Cat-headed goddess amulet (Sekhmet or Bastet?). Ring at back of head for suspension. Blue glaze.

Provenance

From Giza, St. 7000. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition