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Amulet of full moon and crescent

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Gold sheet. Incised details. This is an amulet of a full moon and crescent. [29.1515 - 1520 form a set].

Provenance

From Giza: G 7661 A, Room VII [Excav. date] April 27, 1929. 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: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1517

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets