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Dome-shaped openwork amulet

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Dome-shaped amulet/pendant of light blue glazed faience with V-shaped openwork design. Loops at top for suspension. Intact.

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, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1103

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets