Stamp amulet of a monkey



Accession Number
BM11959
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 31mm | Width: 8.4mm | Depth: 13.6mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A blue glazed composition amulet of a striding man with the head of a monkey. It has a pierced suspension ring at the back, and dates to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. It is on long-term loan 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. 9]