Heart amulet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, rm III

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2720

Medium or Technique

Gold sheeting

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Heart amulet: gold sheeting folded over so amulet is same on both sides and rounded, possibly two halves put together, trace of fold or joint.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room III. 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