Amulet of Mut

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 2 1/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.1860

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Mut, a fertility goddess, was the patroness of the city of Thebes and the consort of the god Amen-Ra. She is pictured as a woman wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. This amulet of pale blue-green faience shows the goddess standing and stepping forward. There is a suspension ring on the back of the crown.

Provenance

From Giza, debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition