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Amulet of Nefertum

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The Memphite god Nefertum was associated with the myth of creation, in which the newborn sun god emerged from a blue lotus. Nefertum is shown in human form wearing a short kilt, lappet wig amf headdress in the form of a lotus. Only the head of this blur glazed faience amulet survives. The wig is...

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Provenance

From Giza, on top of mastaba 7450, in fill. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 1.3 cm

Accession Number

27.1810

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets