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Headrest amulet

This amulet of highly polished, dark brown stone represents a headrest. Such amulets were common in Late Period burials, where their magic was intended to lift the head of the deceased at the moment of resurrection.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian, Late Period or Greco-Roman Period,

Dimensions

1.95 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.288

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets