Inscribed amulet

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12 (?)
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.6 x 1.4 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1150

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Green glazed faience plaque, oval in shape and pierced lengthwise. One side bears the name “Amenemhat” written vertically, without a cartouche. On the other side is inscribed “the good god, lord of the two lands,” followed by an illegible cartouche.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer