Stamp amulet of a monkey



Accession Number
EA11959
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 31mm | Width: 8mm | Depth: 14mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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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. 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. 9]