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Amulet of a sow

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Faience; blue glaze; mottled with gray; good condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27), lot a, near feet of mummy 56. 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, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.9 x 3.1 cm (3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1099

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets