Fragment of an amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 3, black debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.9 x 1.7 cm (3/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2985

Medium or Technique

Faience; blue glaze; hard drab paste

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is a fragment of an amulet. It is the head of a deity wearing a sun disc and ram’s horns. It is pierced side to side on the back.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Avenue G 3, black debris. 1925: 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