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Rectangular faience amulet; green and red glaze, not inscribed; edge nicked. [07-2-88]


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Pyramid Temple ([MPT] GMT / room J1 = pillared hall 27, near left wrist of mummy 71)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height x Width: 1.1 x 0.9 cm (7/16 x 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Greco-Roman Period, Roman Imperial
  • Date of Register Entry
    30 B.C. – A.D. 364
  • 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
    Registration number obtained from publication; no registration records available for 1907.

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. 261 (misidentified as ivory plaque).

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