Double plume amulet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1214

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet in the shape of the double-plumed headdress worn by deities. An alternative theory is that the amulet is in the form of the pesesh-kef, an implement used in the “opening of the mouth” ceremony.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition