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Tyet (Isis knot) amulet

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This is one of two red jasper tyet (Isis know) amulets with this field number. 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...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.1245

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets