Amulet of Nefertum
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7200 in debris, E of G 7220
Height x width x depth: 2.0 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm (13/16 x 1/2 x 3/8 in.)
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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. Only the headdress of this pale green faience amulet has survived.
From Giza, street 7200 in debris,east of G 7220. 1924: 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: January 14, 2005)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition