Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Body A, Tomb 23
Overall: 2.2 x 1 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porphyritic volcanic rock
Not On View
Heart amulet made of a brownish-speckled stone. One of sixty beads and amulets from the wrappings of a single mummy. (Body A, Tomb 23).
From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 23, body A. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887. (Accession date: January 1, 1887)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription