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Isis knot (tyet) amulet

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A type of amulet known as the tyet consists of an open, knotted loop of cloth from which hangs a long sash flanked by a pair of loops. These amulets were closely associated with the goddes Isis and her protective powers. From the New Kingdom on, Egyptians and later Nubians routinely included...

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From Giza, Egypt, from Pit G 7792 A, in filling of pit, 1928 : 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



Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.7 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm (1 1/16 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Red glass paste


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets