User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pesesh-kef amulet

Human head, probably female, from the top of a pesesh-kef amulet; originally, a flat blade would have extended down from the head. The figure, wearing a long wig, is modeled in full relief and is equipped with a suspension loop.


From Sheikh Farag, S.F. / 162. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, 2130–1980 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets