Heart Amulet with Eyelet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
305 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
1 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (4.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Quartz amulet representing the “Heart of Osiris”. The piece is made of translucent green and tan quartz. The piece consists of a heart-shaped body with a male head wearing a lappet wig. The arms, modelled in relief, are crossed on the front of the body. The wig is striated. The eyes are long; the nose and mouth are broad. There is a hole in the top of the head in which there is a corroded piece of metal. An old photo of the piece shows that here was once preserved an entire bronze eyelet.
Condition: Many cracks and small nicks; eyelet missing; otherwise good.
This item is not on view
Heart Amulet with Eyelet, 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Quartz, bronze, 1 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (4.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1162E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1162E_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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