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Amulet of Sekhmet

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Amulet of the goddess Sekhmet, shown standing with left arm bent forward holding a scepter. Most of the glaze is worn away. There are slight traces of light blue. Broken at bottom of legs, ankles and feet missing.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan. 1911: 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.2697

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets