Plaque with deities

Egyptian


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1098

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Plaque of black stone with incised decoration on both sides. One side shows two standing deities (Horus and Thoth) facing each other; oriented vertically. The decoration of the opposite side is oriented horizontally: a reed leaf appears at each side, at least one of which possibly to be read as part of the name of the god Amen-Re spelled above a recumbent lion.

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