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Amulet of Shu

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During the Late Period, amulets of the god of air, Shu, were often placed in the mummy wrappings on the torso of the deceased. He is shown kneeling, with his arms raised to support the heavens and the solar disc above his head. This example is made of pale green glazed faience.


From Egypt, Giza, St. 7000 E of G 7050. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 688–525 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets