A delicate Ancient Egyptian amulet in the shape of a palmette. Made of the semi precious stone lapis lazuli, the amulet is a vibrant blue colour, engraved on both sides. A small loop has also been cut into the stone in order to allow for suspension.
Amulets in varying shapes and materials were extremely popular in Ancient Egypt as they were believed to provide beneficial effects depending on their material or imagery, though the exact meaning of the palmette symbol is unclear. The Amarna period was an era of Egyptian history beginning with the reign of Akhenaten, the father of Tutankhamun in 1353 BC, up until 1292 BC.
Date: Circa 1350 BC