Amulet of Shu
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Height: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
During the Late Period, amulets of the god of air, Shu, were often placed in the mummy wrappings on the torso of the deceased. He is shown kneeling, with his arms raised to support the heavens and the solar disc above his head. This example is made of green glazed faience.
1902: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.
(Accession date: October 11, 1902)
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren