Amulet of Sekhmet or Bastet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St 7200 Debris between G 7280 and 7330

Dimensions

2.6 x 1 cm (1 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-240

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This cat or lion-headed deity is shown in profile, squatting, with a sun disc overhead. The amulet is bored through the head for suspension and has a flat back.

Provenance

From Giza. Street 7200. Debris between G 7280 and 7330. 1926 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition