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Isis knot (tyet) amulet

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 Nubians routinely included...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 477 March, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 593–510 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia

Dimensions

1.95 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-203

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets