Two fingers amulet



Accession Number
BM8363
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
Late Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 94.8mm | Width: 29mm | Depth: 12mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This steatite amulet is in the form of two fingers with incised detail. Amulets of this design are usually of dark coloured stone such as basalt, steatite, or obsidian, as is required in the MacGregor Papyrus. This example dates to the Late Period. It is on loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1834 from Joseph Sams.

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. 6]

Last modified: 23 Oct 2020

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