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Amulet of seated Sekhmet

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This amulet is of a seated Sekhmet and is made of faience with a deep blue glaze. It is in perfect condition and there is a ring at the back of the head.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 1.2cm (3/16 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

11.797

Medium or Technique

Blue faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets