Amulet of heart
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Heart-shaped amulets, such as this example, were usually placed over the breast of the mummy to ensure the heart’s protection.
From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition