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Amulet
Collector: Collected by Alderman William Bragge F.S.A. , 1823-1884
Purchased through: Purchased through Alderman William Bragge F.S.A. , 1823-1884
Material and Medium: Faience
Dimensions: Height 17mm, width 10mm, depth 2mm
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J11.5.81.203
This tiny ancient Egyptian amulet is in the form of an ankh. The ankh was the symbol for life.

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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