Amulet of Nehebkau

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
1070–754 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

94.259

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of highly polsihed green faience represents the snake god Nehebkau, a chthonic god who later became associated with the afterlife. He is shown as a rearing serpent with human arms. There is a suspension ring on the back of the head.

Provenance

1984: given to the MFA by Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.

(Accession date: October 1, 1894)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren