Upper half of an amulet of Sekhmet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.5 x 0.9cm (1 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

11.1012

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Dark brown faience; traces of gilding; lower part missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27), lot c. 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: Marrch 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition