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Heart amulet

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Heart amulet, crude cutting.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, North of G 7140 I debris root, March 1926: 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, Old Kingdom, end of Dynasty 4, 2494–2467 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 2 cm (7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-132

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets