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Heart amulet

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Heart amulet made of a light brown/orange agate. One of sixty beads and amulets from the wrappings of a single mummy. (Body A, Tomb 23).

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 23, body A. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887. (Accession date: January 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.2 cm (13/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.671.19

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets