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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3920

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets