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Amulet of a crocodile

Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit 7510 H, fill. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: January 19, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x Width: 1.6 x 0.6 cm (5/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.2426

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets