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Amulet
Date Made/Found: 1069-664 BC
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: Length 32mm, width 28mm, depth 6mm
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J11.5.81.193
This ancient Egyptian amulet depicts an Eye of Horus. People believed this brought healing and protection.

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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