Amulet of a crocodile
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7700 East
Other: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. Green tint. Crude and rudimentary.
From Giza, street 7700 East. 1929: 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: April 14, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition