Amulet of Nefertum
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, On top of mastaba 7450, in fill
Overall: 3.6 x 1.3 cm
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. Only the head of this blur glazed faience amulet survives. The wig is glazed in black.
From Giza, on top of mastaba 7450, in fill. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–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