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Amulet
Date Made/Found: 1550-1069 BC
Material and Medium: Carnelian
Dimensions: Overall: 23 x 9 x 7mm (7/8 x 3/8 x 1/4in.)
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: EG03
This ancient Egyptian amulet is in the form of the Djed pillar which symbolised stability.

People wore amulets as jewellery over their clothing and attached them to mummy wrappings after death for protection. Amulets came in many shapes, sizes and materials. Some, like scarab beetles, were linked to rebirth.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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