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Human-headed heart amulet

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Mottled black stone amulet in the form of the upper part of a shawabty with a naos and winged scarab on the breast, drilled holes in head and bottom.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Width x length: 4.2 x 8.3 cm (1 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.569

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets