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Amulet
Date Made/Found: 664-525 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 25mm, width 9mm, depth 4mm
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J21.6.76.40a
This ancient Egyptian amulet is in the form of the white crown of Upper Egypt. This was called the hedjet. The two halves of the country, Upper (southern) and Lower (northern) Egypt, were united under one ruler around 3050 BC. This was when the first dynasty of ancient Egyptian kings, or pharaohs, began.

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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