Heart amulet

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.846

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Heart pendant of alabaster. Loop for suspension at top.

Provenance

From Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition