Amulet of Shu fragment
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. G 7700, E of mastaba G 7750, north end
Overall: 1.4 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 fragment probably comes from such an amulet.
From Egypt, Giza, St. G 7700, east of mastaba G 7750, north end. 1929: 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