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Headrest amulet

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This amulet of dark brown stone takes the form of 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

Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes

Egyptian, Late Period–Roman Imperial Period,

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 0.7 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.630

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets