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Heart amulet

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Heart amulet (vase). Goil foil molded to shape, very thin.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7632 A. 1925: 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, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 688–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 0.8 cm (9/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2690

Medium or Technique

Gold foil

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets