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Hippopotamus-headed amulet

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1453

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Haematite hippopotamus bead.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 2106 / B. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition