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Amulet of a pig (sow)

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This amulet of a pig (sow) has a suspension ring on top of the back.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7762 S, small body in coffin, on breast, 1929 : 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

Overall: 1.2 x 1.3 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29-12-240d3

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets