Four crocodile amulets

Egyptian
Late Period


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. G 7300 S of mastaba G 7550 in debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 2.6 cm

Accession Number

27.1948

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. These four pale blue faience amulets come from a set of six found together.

Provenance

From Giza, St. G 7300 S of mastaba G 7550 in radim. 1927: 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