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Amulet of stele-shaped tablet

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Lapis lazuli. Round topped stele form. On face, incised scarab over a standing man with arms raised in adoration. Edges slightly chipped.


By 1935: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins collection; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Charles B. Perkins.* (Accession date: January 10, 1935) Four amulets, 35.22-35.25, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom(?), 1550–1070 B.C.


Height: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets