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Pesesh-kef amulet

Amulet representing the flat blade of the pesesh-kef and topped by a human head, probably female, in full relief. On the back of the head is a suspension loop.


From Mesheikh. MES/2122. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: 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.

Object Place

Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets