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Amulet of Shu

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
688–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris of St 7400.

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 5/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1725

Medium or Technique

Glazed faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

During the Late Period, amulets of the god of air, Shu, were often placed in the mummy wrappings on the torso of the deceased. He is shown kneeling, with his arms raised to support the heavens and the solar disc above his head. This rather crude example is made of green glazed faience.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, debris of Street 7400. 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.

(Accession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition