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Inscribed Magical Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Feldspar
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664-525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.51.135_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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