1550 BCE-1069 BCE Country
Egypt See full details
Green coloured faience Egyptian amulet, worn as a charm. Horizontal threadhole at chest height, at the back of the figure. Glaze worn in places.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
H34mm x W5mm x D5mm
Faience, green glazed
History and use
Ancient Egyptian beliefs concerning the afterlife are well known. Death was the entering of a new phase of being. Ancient Egyptians believed in many different deities, often represeted by amulets. Amulets served as magical objects, deriving their power from colours, materials and colours They offered protection both in daily life and the hereafter. Amulets were work as jewellery, concealed in clothing, and were placed in the wrappings of the deceased or placed in tombs. This amulet takes the form of Thoth, the Ibis headed patron of scribes.