Inscribed Magical Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 664-525 B.C.E.
1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5 x 7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection
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Inscribed Magical Amulet, ca. 664-525 B.C.E. Feldspar, 1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 51.135. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.51.135_view1.jpg)
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Blue feldspar stone of natural form. On upper edge of one face, incised in hieroglyphic, “Psamtik, given life’; to the right, incomplete column of inscription ending in ‘beloved’. Presumably to be identified as an amulet made of stone possessing magical properties.
Condition: One face ‘in the rough’ otherwise intact.
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