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Fragment of an amulet of a deity

This fragment of a small crude amulet contains the head of a deity wearing a double crown.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7200S, in debris. 1926: 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, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 0.8 cm (7/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-62

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets