Amulet of Nefertum
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, in debris on top of mastaba G 7775
Overall: 4.1 x 1.1 cm (1 5/8 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The Memphite god Nefertum was associated with the myth of creation, in which the newborn sun god emerged from a blue lotus. Nefertum is shown in human form wearing a short kilt, lappet wig amf headdress in the form of a lotus. This amulet, which shows the god standing, is broken off at knees.
From Giza, in debris on top of mastaba G 7775. 1928: 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: January 20, 2005)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition