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Amulet fragment

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Middle portion of small statuette of pregnant goddess or woman, back plain.

Provenance

From Giza, north of pyramid I-b. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 2.35 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm (15/16 x 3/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2385

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets