Incised rectangular amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7000

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Length x width: 2.8 x 3.3 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-455

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

One rectangular amulet with two faces adorned with incised decoration within line border. Side 1: central scarab beetle flanked on each side by a uraeus cobra; Side 2: amuletic hieroglyphs including crocodile, maat-feather, sun disc, and sphinx. Faint traces of blue glaze remain, but most is worn away. Bored through length for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7000. 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