Pesesh-kef amulet

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period
2130–1980 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2122

Dimensions

Length: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1264

Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet representing the flat blade of the pesesh-kef and topped by a human head, probably female, in full relief. On the back of the head is a suspension loop.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. MES/2122. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition