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Headrest amulet

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This amulet of polished hematite 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.

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 or Greco-Roman Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.286

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets