Amulet of Shu
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7762 S, small body in coffin, on breast
Overall: 0.9 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of Shu is shown in the customary pose kneeling with his arms upraised to support the heavens with a solar disc above his head. It is a rather crude example. During the Late Period, amulets of the god of air, Shu, were often placed in the mummy wrappings on the torso of the deceased.
From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7762 S, small body in coffin, on breast, 1929: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition