Cowrie amulet

Small gold chain attached. Decoration: cut and incised in the paste.

Historical period(s)
Saite Dynasty 26, Late Period, Reign of Apries, 589-570 BCE
Medium
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.8 x 2 x 1.2 cm (1 1/8 x 13/16 x 1/2 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.109
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Faience
Type

Amulet

Keywords
Egypt, Late Period (664 - 332 BCE), protection, Saite Dynasty 26 (664 - 525 BCE)
Provenance

To 1908
Alexander Dingli, Cairo, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Alexander Dingli, Cairo, in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1758, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Alexander Dingli (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Small gold chain attached. Decoration: cut and incised in the paste.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum