Pectoral

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21
1070–945 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Said to be from royal cache

Dimensions

Height: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.315

Medium or Technique

Bright blue faience with black details

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

The obverse has two djed-pillars in the center, flanked by tyet-knots. The reverse depicts the deceased, kneeling before Anubis.

Provenance

Said to have been discovered at Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, royal cache, in 1879. By 1909: Frederick George Hilton Price Collection, London; 1909: sold at Sotheby's, London (12-21 July 1911); by 1956: Nina H. Burnham collection, Bar Harbor, ME; 1956: given to the MFA by Nina H. Burnham.
(Accession Date: May 10, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Nina H. Burnham