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Description While Egyptian jewelry was worn in daily life, most of the examples known today came from tombs, where they adorned mummies. Amulets provided magical protection for the wearer in both life and death. The consistent color and workmanship of the 13 light-blue faience figures of gods owned by the Walters (this one and Walters 48.1676, 48.1677, 48.1679, 48.1680, 48.1701, 48.1702, 48.1704, 48.1705, 48.1708, 48.1709, 48.1710 and 48.1711) suggest that they came from the same workshop. Represented here is the god Shu with raised arms.
Date Description Narrative
11/01/1978Treatmentcleaned; other
9/03/1998Examinationexamined for condition
4/12/2006Treatmentcleaned; coated
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1070-332 BC (Third Intermediate-Late Period)
Egyptian faience with glaze
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H: 13/16 x W: 5/16 x D: 3/16 in. (2.02 x 0.73 x 0.5 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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