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Amulet of Sekhmet or Bastet

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This cat or lion-headed deity is shown in profile, squatting, with a sun disc overhead. The amulet is bored through the head for suspension and has a flat back.

Provenance

From Giza. Street 7200. Debris between G 7280 and 7330. 1926 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

2.6 x 1 cm (1 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-240

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets