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Amulet of bird

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Green and white banded quartz amulet in the form of a guinea fowl, with suspension loop on the back.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x length: 2 x 2.4 cm (13/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.567

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets