How do you pronounce lapis lazuli?
The 'a' in "lapis" sounds like the 'a' in "apple" and the 'i' is short. The same 'a' sound is used in "lazuli," the 'u' is like 'oo' and it ends in a long 'i'.
What would this amulet have been used for?
It would have been used in much the same way we think of them today. They could be carried like a charm, used as an offering, or even strung to be worn as a necklace or other adornment.
This one is particularly special because it is made of one of the most valuable materials in ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli.
The form of the flower was popular for its connotation of rebirth!