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Sa Amulet

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Date:
ca. 2051–1981 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep II, North Triangular Court, Pit 23 (tattooed woman), MMA excavations, 1922–23
Medium:
Silver, electrum
Dimensions:
H. 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in); w. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in); th. 0.1 cm (1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.3.253
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
This "sa" amulet was found in the same tomb with a "seweret" bead (25.3.252) and a wooden box (25.3.255a–c). The "sa" amulet extends protection to the wearer, whether in life or death.
Museum excavations 1922–23. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1925.

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