Date Made/Found: 1550-1069 BC
Material and Medium: Carnelian and Gold
Dimensions: Length 13mm. width 10mm, height 4mm
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Accession Number: X1977.1169
This Ancient Egyptian carnelian amulet, surrounded by a gold band, is inscribed with hieroglyphs for gold, life, and protection. These symbols all allude to the goddess Hathor, ‘the Golden One’. Her trademark red colour is reflected in the choice of stone.
The amulet was collected by Sir Robert Mond (1867-1938), who was a British chemist, archaeologist and president of the Egypt Exploration Society. He bequeathed his collection to the British Museum which then distributed some of it to other museums, including Sheffield City Museum.
Text courtesy of Joann Fletcher.