Amulet



Accession Number
W250
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Faience case
Object Types
Jewellery, Amulet | Sculpture, Statue
Periods
Third Intermediate Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 32mm | Width: 17mm | Depth: 13mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Atum

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Description

This torso of a male god (possibly Atum?) is made of faience with part of a beard showing, a pleated kilt, and a back pillar. Given its small size, it was likely used as an amulet. It was purchased by Welcome in 1931 from the collection of Madame M. Charles K. Sursock.