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Isis knot (tyet) amulet

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A type of amulet known as the tyet consists of an open, knotted loop of cloth from which hangs a long sash flanked by a pair of loops. These amulets were closely associated with the goddes Isis and her protective powers. From the New Kingdom on, Egyptians and later Nubians routinely included...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.9 x 3.9 x 1 cm (2 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.927

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets