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Four crocodile amulets

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Throughout ancient Egyptian history, people wore amulets of crocodiles as protection against actual crocodiles. These four pale blue faience amulets come from a set of six found together.

Provenance

From Giza, St. G 7300 S of mastaba G 7550 in radim. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 2.6 cm

Accession Number

27.1948

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets