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Amulets

This is a group consisting of: a) An amulet in the shape of a cat with a base; on the base is an abstract carved design. The tail comes up over the back instead of curling around the right rear leg as usual. It is pierced from front to back under and through the body of the cat. b) A crude...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5101 D. 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

a: 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.8 cm (5/16 x 1/4 x 5/16 in.) b: 0.5 x 1 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.) c: 1 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm (3/8 x 1/4 x 1/8 in.) d: 0.8 x 0.8 cm (5/16 x 5/16 in.) f: 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 3/16 x 1/8 in.) g: 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) h: 0.8 x 0.5 cm (5/16 x 3/16 in.) i: 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.3 j (average): 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.1517

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets