Amulet of Maat
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height x width x depth: 2.6 x 0.9 x 1.0 cm (1 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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The goddess Maat personified justice, truth and proper world order. She is portrayed in amulets like this one as a seated or squatting woman with a single feather (the hieroglyph for her name) on her head. This example is made of mottled lapis lazuli. There is a ring on the back for suspension.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition