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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.22.252

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets