Amulet in glazed composition. Description from Boston records: 'Amulet. Disc. Solf white clay unworked. Irregular circle. No glaze. No ornament'. Could it be a scaraboid, a game piece?
- Production date
- 6thC BC (?)
Diameter: 1.40 centimetres
Thickness: 0.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Considering its context of discovery, it should be dated to the 26th dynasty. However, the registers of the Museum of Fine Arts tend to allocate the Scarab Factory as a findspot for not only scarabs, scaraboids and their moulds, but also all types of amulets from Naukratis. Caution is therefore required for the dating and the findspot. Let's note that the records written (or at least supervised) by Amelia Edwards mention the Scarab Factory as the findspot too.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: P.5264 (Pottery & Porcelain Ledger No.)
Miscellaneous number: RES.86.319 (Accession Number)