Egyptian New Kingdom Amulet

GBP 175.00

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Object Description

A black hardstone amulet in the form of a double ostrich feather. The front is flat with a shallow central groove delineating the two plumes. Reverse with vestigial solid suspension loop.
The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. The wearer of a double plumes ostrich amulet would have been imbued with divine dignity and majesty.

Object Literature

Reference: cf Liverpool Museum: item Feather Plumes Amulet.

Object Condition

Fine condition: surfaces a little pitted.

Object Details

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
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