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Amulet

Type
Amulet
Historical period(s)
Possibly Ptolemaic Dynasty, 305-30 BCE
Medium
Clay
Dimension(s)
H x W: 4.1 x 4.1 cm (1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.437

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]

Notes:

[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
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Keyword(s)
Bes, cobra, Egypt, protection, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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