Serqet amulet



Accession Number
EA11382
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Lapis lazuli)
Measurements
Height: 35mm | Width: 7mm | Depth: 9mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Serqet

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Description

This lapis lazuli amulet is in the form of the goddess Serqet. She is depicted as a striding woman with arms pendant and with a scorpion on her head. It dates to the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty. On long-term loan since 2005 from the British Museum who acquired it in 1866 from Louis Charles Pierre Casimir de Blacas d'Aulps.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 4]