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Upper half of an amulet of Sekhmet

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Dark brown faience; traces of gilding; lower part missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27), lot c. 1907: 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: Marrch 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.5 x 0.9cm (1 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

11.1012

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets