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Amulets of a papyrus column (wadj)

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Three amulets of a papyrus column (wadj), various sizes, one is pierced; one is in two pieces.


From Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room 5. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Steatite(?), faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets