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Group of 16 Amulets Strung as a Necklace
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Group of 16 Amulets Strung as a Necklace


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Description This group of amulets were strung in modern times to a necklace that follows the order of an amulet necklace found on a mummy in the Faiyum. On this string are 8 "djed" pillars (symbols of Osiris), Thoth, figures of Horus, two figures of Re, a "wadj" (papyrus scepter, symbolizing resurrection), Nephthys, and Khnum. The combination of amulets without an amulet of Isis and only one "wadj" makes it likely that these amulets come from a larger context such as a mummy net or amulet ensemble of a deceased, and not from a single necklace.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Through Ancient Eyes: Portraiture in Ancient Egypt. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 1988.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 600-500 BC (Late Period)
Medium
faience with blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1685-1699
Measurements
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) max. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) min.
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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