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Headrest amulet

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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.

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,

Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.287

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets