Amulet of Sekhmet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris east of pyramid I-b

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.8 cm (1/2 x 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2367

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of the lion-goddess Sekhmet, now in two pieces with a central piece missing, portrays the goddess seated and holding a staff.

Provenance

From Giza, debris east of pyramid I-b. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition