Amulet of Nehebkau
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
Length: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of highly polsihed green faience represents the snake god Nehebkau, a chthonic god who later became associated with the afterlife. He is shown as a rearing serpent with human arms. There is a suspension ring on the back of the head.
1984: given to the MFA by Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.
(Accession date: October 1, 1894)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren