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Amulet

One very crude human or bird amulet with a spot of darker glaze on the "head"

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5415 debris. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 1.8 x 1 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-56

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets