Amulet of Nefertum
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Avenue G 3
Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The Memphite god Nefertum was associated with the myth of creation, in which the newborn sun god emerged from a blue lotus. Nefertum is shown in human form wearing a short kilt, lappet wig amf headdress in the form of a lotus. This amulet, made of blue glaze glazed faience depicts the god seated figure. The wig is glazed in darker blue.
From Giza, avenue G 3. 1925: 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