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Amulet
Date Made/Found: 1069-664 BC
Collector: Collected by Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Donor: Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Faience
Dimensions: Height: 22mm Width: 9mm
Place Object Found: Thebes
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J7.10.75.54
This ancient Egyptian amulet depicts the god Thoth in the form of a squatting baboon. Thoth was regarded as the inventor of writing. He protected scribes and was associated with wisdom and learning. He was also often depicted as an ibis or an ibis-headed man.

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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