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Pesesh-kef amulet

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2130–1980 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, S F 162

Dimensions

Length: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3920

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Human head, probably female, from the top of a pesesh-kef amulet; originally, a flat blade would have extended down from the head. The figure, wearing a long wig, is modeled in full relief and is equipped with a suspension loop.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, S.F. / 162. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition