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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

29.2656

Medium or Technique

Steatite(?), faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets