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Amulet of Neith

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This amulet of this gold sheet with incised decoration portrays a kneeling 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...

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Provenance

From Giza: G 7652 A, Room 4. 1929: 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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1301

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets