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Description
Pale brown coloured carved Egyptian scarab beetle amulet worn as a charm. Thread hole through the centre of the carving from front to back. Carved design on underside of amulet.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
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Measurements
L18.6mm x W14.2mm x D10.9mm
Media/Materials description
Steatite, also called soapstone
Signature/Marks
<14050>
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.
Registration number
E6109.4

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