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Fragment of Shu amulet

This is a fragment of the top of a Shu amulet. Flat schematic incised lines indicate profile of head and upraised arms. Broken and missing just below arm bend. Pierced through the back pillar from side to side for suspension. During the Late Period, amulets of the god of air, Shu, were often...

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From Giza, St. 7500. 1925: 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width: 1.3 x 1.0 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets