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Ivory amulet, scorpion (?)


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / between granary under room I 50 [Dynasty 4 level] and walls of I 50)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)
  • Remarks
    Reisner identifies this amulet as "deity of Diospolis form" (i.e., Bat).

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 235.

Photos 1