Fragment of a pectoral
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Faience and glass case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Pectoral
- Third Intermediate Period
- Height: 52mm | Width: 55mm | Depth: 18mm
- Number of Elements
- Divine Name
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A relief fragment in glazed faience showing the top of Nephthys in adoration. There is a hole for the suspension of the object, indicating it is likely part of a pectoral. Pectorals like these, with heart scarabs inserted into them, appear to mimic the temple pylon. Such pylons represented the gateway to new life from which Khepri in the form of a scarab would emerge. It is probably from the Hood Collection sold in 1924, lot 66. Most of Hood's items were from the Theban area.
- Wellcome Number
- Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
- Last modified: 26 Feb 2023