Amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Sheikh Farag, SF 5101 D

Dimensions

a: 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.8 cm (5/16 x 1/4 x 5/16 in.) b: 0.5 x 1 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.) c: 1 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm (3/8 x 1/4 x 1/8 in.) d: 0.8 x 0.8 cm (5/16 x 5/16 in.) f: 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 3/16 x 1/8 in.) g: 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) h: 0.8 x 0.5 cm (5/16 x 3/16 in.) i: 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.3 j (average): 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1517

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is a group consisting of:
a) An amulet in the shape of a cat with a base; on the base is an abstract carved design. The tail comes up over the back instead of curling around the right rear leg as usual. It is pierced from front to back under and through the body of the cat.
b) A crude crocodile amulet with a ring for suspension
c) A ram’s head amulet, pierced for suspension
d) A square amulet with 4 holes and a ring on the back for suspension
f) A falcon or ba bird amulet, pierced through the middle for suspension
g) A rectangular amulet with 2 holes and a ring on the back for suspension
h) A crude ram’s head amulet, pierced for suspension
i) One unidentifiable lapis amulet, pierced side to side for suspension
j) Five fly amulets.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5101 D. 1923: 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