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Amulet
Date Made/Found: probably 664-525 BC
Material and Medium: faience
Dimensions: Overall: 55 x 20 x 20mm (2 3/16 x 13/16 x 13/16in.)
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J7.10.75.57
This faience papyrus sceptre amulet is shaped like a papyrus stem. It was meant to give the wearer eternal youth and protection in the afterlife. At a person's funeral the amulet would be placed on their neck after reciting words from the Book of the Dead.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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