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Amulet of Isis

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This amulet of faded gren faience show the goddes Isis wearing a long sheath dress and heavy wig, standing and striding forward. On her head is the hieroglyphic sign for her name.

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Acession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x height: 0.9 x 4.5 cm

Accession Number

27.1978

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets