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Aegis amulet

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The aegis amulet is topped by the head of a lioness goddess, either Bastet or Tefnut, crowned with a solar disk and uraeus. The amulet is pierced from side to side at the top. Amulets of this type were intended to offer protection to the wearer and avert potential dangers.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris.1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

31.1854

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets