Amulet of Sekhmet

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, (G.M.T. / J2 / M Kl.)

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.4 x 1.6 cm (1 5/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1104

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue-green glazed faience amulet of the goddess Sekhmet, with lower half broken off and missing. Holds (or wears) a wedjat eye in front of chest. Back pillar with incised heiroglyphic text. Considerable incised detailing. Loop at top for suspension.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura pyramid temple. 1911: 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