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Heart Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (2.2 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Grey-green glazed faience amulet in the form of a heart. The heart is somewhat bulbous in shape with the vessels which spring from the sides of the heart being treated as small, conical projections. The vessels which rise from the top of the heart are treated as a smooth, expanding from which is capped by a rectangular plinth-like shape. This, in turn, is capped by a ribbed eyelet. Condition: Glaze turning brown; small spots with dark stain.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Heart Amulet, 664–332 B.C.E. Faience, 7/8 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (2.2 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1256E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1141E_37.1164E_37.1205E_37.1256E_37.1275E_37.1276E_37.1277E_37.1297E_37.1300E_GrpA_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 37.1141E_37.1164E_37.1205E_37.1256E_37.1275E_37.1276E_37.1277E_37.1297E_37.1300E_GrpA_SL4.jpg.
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