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Amulet of Nefertem

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Faience; light blue glaze; standing figure of Amen; lower part missing.

Provenance

From Giza, GMT room J3 (=anteroom 26), south of pillar 3. 1907: 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. (Accession date, March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 1.7 cm (2 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.984

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets