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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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Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 23, body A. 1886: excavated by W.F. Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 1.5 cm (1 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.671.41

Medium or Technique

Fine grained basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets