Amulet of a crocodile
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Other: 2.9- cm (1 1/8 in.) Other: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. Faience. Pale blue glaze. 2 very rudimentary specimens. See also entry 27-4-1035.
From Giza. 1927: 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