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Amulet of Neith

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This amulet of lapis lazuli portrays a standing figure of the ancient war goddess of the Delta region, Neith. She wears a long sheath dress and her characteristic headgear, the red crown of Lower Egypt. Since Neith was one of the four goddesses who protected the organs of the dead, amulets like...

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From Giza. 1927: 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: April 29, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets