Amulet of Nefertum
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z
Overall: 1 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 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 is made of light blue glazed faience shows the god standing.
From Giza, debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z. 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: december 14, 2004)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition