Amulet of Khonsu

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street north of G 7512 X

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1011

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This crudely executed amulet depicts the standing figure of the god Khonsu in his human form, with several characteristic attributes, including mummiform wrappings, a close-fitting skull cap and was-scepter. In addition, this figure is crowned with a solar disc and horns. The inscription on the back is a later addition.

Provenance

From Giza, street north of G 7512 X. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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