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Incised rectangular amulet

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One rectangular amulet with two faces adorned with incised decoration within line border. Side 1: central scarab beetle flanked on each side by a uraeus cobra; Side 2: amuletic hieroglyphs including crocodile, maat-feather, sun disc, and sphinx. Faint traces of blue glaze remain, but most is...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street 7000. 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Length x width: 2.8 x 3.3 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-455

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets