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Isis knot (tyet) amulet

Ring at top broken off. A type of amulet known as the tyet consists of an open, knotted loop of cloth from which hangs a long sash flanked by a pair of loops. These amulets were closely associated with the goddes Isis and her protective powers. From the New Kingdom on, Egyptians and later...

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Provenance

From Giza: G 7540T, Room I [Excav. date] March, 1929. 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, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

29.1448

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets