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Amulet of a goddess

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Head fragment of small, well formed amulet of Isis. Crudely incised inscription on pillar on back. Green glazed, hard gray paste.

Provenance

From Giza, Street 7000, debris south of the enclosing wall of Isis Temple. 1926: 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

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.8 x 1.2 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-695

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets