Nehebkau snake amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z

Dimensions

Overall: 2.3 x 4 x 0.8 cm (7/8 x 1 9/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.1858

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is a Nehebkau snake amulet. Here the snake is upraised resting on its tail with human arms extended with hands suportigng its head. Blue green glaze. Loop for suspension.

Provenance

From Giza, debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z. 1931 : 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