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Headrest amulet

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV

Dimensions

Overall (Second of two fragments joined to complete amulet): 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Overall (Complete piece): 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2635

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Fragment of head rest amulet. 29-11-257 forms the base of this amulet. Now joined as one piece.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of room IV. 1929 : 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