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Amulet of a papyrus column (wadj) fragment

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Top of papyrus column (wadj) amulet, bored at top, green.

Provenance

From Giza, debris east 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 diameter: 1.8 x 1.1 cm (11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2376

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets