Amulet of a woman

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

height x width x depth of base: 14.2 x 4 x 4.5 cm (5 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.168

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Light green faience figure with details in black paint, representing a Nubian woman carrying a child on her back. Her hairdo identifies her as a foreigner. A monkey and a basket sit by her feet. Suspension loop behind the head.

Provenance

By 1984: with Jean-Louis Domercq, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq May 9, 1984.
(Accession Date: May 9, 1984)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund