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Amulet of Amen

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This blue glazed faience amulet represents Amen, the god of Thebes who became Egypt's supreme deity. He is shown as a standing human male wearing a headdress featuring two tall feathers. The back pillar is pierced for suspension. Such amulets were believed to offer the wearer some of the...

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About 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian Government. From the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell.

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Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.


Height: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets