Hippo amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit 7929 A; in debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 0.6 x 2.1 cm (11/16 x 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-36

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

One faience hippo amulet, suspension ring at the back. Both sides reversed so the head faces left.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit 7929A; in debris. 1930 : 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