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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1984.674
Title
Amulet in the Form of a Crocodile
Classification
Amulets
Work Type
amulet
Date
c. 600 BCE-200 CE
Period
Late Period to Roman
Culture
Egyptian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289379
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Faience
Dimensions
4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Provenance
Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York (by 1982), inherited by his wife, Beatrice Kelekian, New York, (1982-1984) gift; to the Fogg Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Kelekian in memory of her husband, Charles Dikran Kelekian
Accession Year
1984
Object Number
1984.674
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This faience amulet of a crocodile might represent the god Sobek. It was probably meant to deflect the threat of actual crocodiles.
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