Heart amulet

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, end of Dynasty 4
2494–2467 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, North of G 7140 I debris root

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 2 cm (7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-132

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Heart amulet, crude cutting.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, North of G 7140 I debris root, March 1926: 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