Amulet of Shu

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
688–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.571

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets

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.

Provenance

1902: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.

(Accession date: October 11, 1902)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren