Vulture amulet



Accession Number
BM15597
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Metals/alloys (Gold)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 12mm | Width: 8.4mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Vulture

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Description

A gold pendant in the shape of a vulture with a suspension ring on the back. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1851 from Harry Osborn Cureton.

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. 8]