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Amulet of a deity

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Deities: Unclassified. Lapis Lazuli. Indeterminate animal head (damaged) with tall headdress. Unidentified; perhaps Monthu.

Provenance

From Giza. [Excav. date] Apr. 1927. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

29.1601

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets