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Headrest amulet

Fragment of head rest amulet. 29-11-257 forms the base of this amulet. Now joined as one piece.


From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of room IV. 1929 : 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, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall (Second of two fragments joined to complete amulet): 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Overall (Complete piece): 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets