Amulet of seated Sekhmet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
664–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 1.2cm (3/16 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

11.797

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is of a seated Sekhmet and is made of faience with a deep blue glaze. It is in perfect condition and there is a ring at the back of the head.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: 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.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition