Set of amulets

Late Period, Dynasty 27–30
525–332 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Tomb 23


Width x length: 37.7 x 22.8 cm (14 13/16 x 9 in.)

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On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


Jewelry, The Ancient World



Group of amulets mounted in the order in which they were found on a mummy. Green glazed amulets: six djed pillars / two falcon headed dieties / one frog / one triad / one finger ring / one ba-bird / two scarabs (one small, one large) / two female human figures / one cylinder / one large flat shuttlecock shaped / four arched serpents/ one small heart. White glazed amulets: one small pierced. Brown amulets: two highly deteriorated human figures.


From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 23. 1887: Excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription