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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: Overall: 20 x 6 x 20mm (13/16 x 1/4 x 13/16in.)
Place Object Found: Thebes
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J7.10.75.27.2
This amulet is in the form of the Eye of Horus. Ancient Egyptians believed it would make the body whole and offer 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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