lunes, 31 de agosto de 2015

fish Amulet

fish Amulet

Unknown artist, Egyptian
Fish Amulet, 1391-1335 BCE
3.9 x 2.1 x .5 cm (1 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 inches)
Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1996.73.2

Faience was a favored material for Egyptian amulets, which were magically protective charms worn or carried on the body. Amulets were sewn or wound into mummy wrappings to protect the deceased from otherworldly perils. The small size of amulets meant that the were particularly well suited for production in clay molds, which have been found during excavations.


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