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: Amulet in the shape of a palmette

Amulet in the shape of a palmette

Historical period(s)
Dynasty 18, New Kingdom, ca. 1539-1295 BCE
Faience (glazed composition)
H x W: 3.3 x 3.1 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1907
Unidentified owner, Egypt, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Egypt from an unidentified owner in 1907 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2318, as well as Reserved Pottery List, R. 5567, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. One of a lot of seventy-two fragments.

[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.

Former owner
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Faience, Jewelry and Ornament
Dynasty 18 (ca. 1539 - 1295 BCE), Egypt, incising, lotus, New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 BCE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.