Shield of Bastet

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.804

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Fragment of gold foil still adhering.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (= pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition