A very fine Egyptian gold amulet of a human hand pierced for suspension at the wrist. The details of the hand, such as individual fingers, have been rendered through delicately incised lines. The curving of the hand distinguishes that this amulet is of the right hand. There are some signs of aging on the surface. Amulets featuring the hand granted dexterity and power of manual activity to the bearer.
Date: Circa 1550-1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period