Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, rm III
Overall: 1.3 x 1.8 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of polished hematite represents a headrest. Such amulets were common in Late Period burials, where their magic was intended to lift the head of the deceased at the moment of resurrection.
From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room III. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition