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Heart amulet

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Heart pendant of alabaster. Loop for suspension at top.

Provenance

From Giza. 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.846

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets