Stamp amulet of a hedgehog



Accession Number
EA37826
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 8.3mm | Length: 14.6mm | Width: 10mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Hedgehog

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Description

This glazed steatite figure is in the form of a hedgehog. It is longitudinally pierced, and the base is decorated with a representation of a seated deity and a men-sign. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1903 from the Rev. Chauncey Murch.

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. 13] Hall, H. R. 1913. Catalogue of Egyptian scarabs, etc., in the British Museum, vol. I: royal scarabs. London: British Museum. [p. 205, nr. 2047] von Droste zu Hülshoff, Vera 1980. Der Igel im alten Ägypten. Hildesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 11. Hildesheim: Gerstenberg. [252, nr. 391, pl. 26]

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 18 Nov 2022

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