Lizard amulet

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit 7632 A

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 2.5 cm (3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

25.2487

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Eyes and a mouth have been incised on the head of this lizard amulet. The two hind legs are missing as well as the suspension loop. There is also a fragment, possibly of a leg.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit 7632A. February 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition