Amulet of heart

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1239

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Heart-shaped amulets, such as this example, were usually placed over the breast of the mummy to ensure the heart’s protection.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition