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Amulet of Sekhmet

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Faience. Blue glaze, mostly gone. Striding lion-headed striding goddess. Uraeus on head. Suspension ring on back.

Provenance

From Giza. March 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.1565

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets