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Amulet of Sekhmet

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Blue-green glazed faience amulet of the goddess Sekhmet, with lower half broken off and missing. Holds (or wears) a wedjat eye in front of chest. Back pillar with incised heiroglyphic text. Considerable incised detailing. Loop at top for suspension.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura pyramid temple. 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: March 2, 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

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.4 x 1.6 cm (1 5/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1104

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets