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Type: Amulet Type: Amulet

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Amulet in the Form of a Cow
Amulet in the Form of a Cow

The gold cow might have been used as an amulet or a piece of inlay. Attached to its neck is a sistrum, which is a musical rattle and symbol of the goddess Hathor. In Ancient Egypt, the cow is Hathor's sacred animal.

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Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture
Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture

This amulet depicts the vulture Nekhbet, patron goddess of Upper Egypt. It is in the form of a miniature wide Usekh collar and is made of beaten gold with a counterweight. It was found among many pieces of jewelry belonging to King Psusennes the First.

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Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine
Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine

The amulet represents the god Ptah as a mummiform figure, wearing a straight beard and an unusual headdress. His hands emerge from the shroud to hold the djed pillar, the emblem of the god Osiris. This figure is set within a decorated gold shrine with a suspension loop on the roof, so that the piece could be worn like an amulet.

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Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes
Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes

This amulet of a human-headed bird symbolizes the Ba, or the soul. The head resembles King Psusennes wearing the royal headdress, the royal cobra uraeus, and the false beard.

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Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya
Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya

The Djed pillar symbolized resurrection, stability and endurance and became the emblem of Osiris. This Djed pillar amulet from the tomb of Yuya and Thuya is made of gilded wood to imitate a real gold amulet. It is inscribed on both sides with magical texts for the protection of the deceased.

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Ankh Amulet
Ankh Amulet

This blue faience amulet represents the hieroglyphic sign ankh, which means "life." It was depicted on tomb and temple walls with gods holding it in their hands or close to the noses of kings and other deceased people to give them the smell of life.

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Collection of Amulets Representing Thoth, Anubis and Isis
Collection of Amulets Representing Thoth, Anubis and Isis

These amulets are made of faience and show different divinities: Thoth, the god of science; Anubis, the god of the dead and of mummification; and Isis, the mother goddess, represented as a woman.

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Djed Pillar Amulet
Djed Pillar Amulet

This faience djed pillar amulet was a symbol of the god of the dead, Osiris. It is cruciform with four golden bars across it.

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Falcon Amulet of Prince Hornakht
Falcon Amulet of Prince Hornakht

A gold amulet that depicts a squatting falcon. It dates to the reign of Prince Hornakht.

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Flying Falcon of King Amenemope
Flying Falcon of King Amenemope

The hawk of King Amenemope is represented stretching its wings and grasping the Shen sign of eternity to which two plaques bearing the cartouches of the king are attached.

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Head of Hathor Pendant
Head of Hathor Pendant

This beautiful pendant represents the head of Hathor. This type of jewelry was considered to be an amulet and to provide its wearer with the attributes of the goddess, which are love, motherhood and protection as with all the deities.

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Heart Amulet
Heart Amulet

"Do not say any bad thing against me before Osiris, the great God of the dead." This is the spell from Chapter 30 of the Book of the Dead asking the deceased's heart to be silent during judgment. This spell is written on the back of the heart amulet, which was placed next to the heart of the mummy or within its wrappings.

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Heart Amulet with a Chain
Heart Amulet with a Chain

This is a heart amulet of lapis lazuli, made to be hung from a golden chain. It should have hung from the neck of the owner's mummy. The heart amulet (or a scarab) should be placed within the chest of the mummy as a substitute for the real heart. Then, the deceased would regain his vitality, have control over his organs, move, and live again.

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Heart Shaped Amulet with Gold Wire
Heart Shaped Amulet with Gold Wire

To the Egyptians the heart was the most essential organ, not because it pumped blood around the body but because they believed it was the seat of intelligence, the originator of feelings and the storehouse of memory. This heart amulet is one of eleven lapis lazuli hearts found on the mummy of King Psusennes the First; they were graduated in size. Some are on long loop-in-loop gold chains.

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Jewelry in the Form of a Falcon
Jewelry in the Form of a Falcon

This small piece of jewelry, which is 7cm long, is falcon-shaped to represent the god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris.

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Leg of Bull Amulet
Leg of Bull Amulet

An unusual amulet of the leg of a bull of the sort that was called an "assimilation amulet," which confers on its wearer the attributes of the animal. This amulet provides its possessor with the savage strength, the courage and the virility of the bull.

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Lotus Amulet Pendant
Lotus Amulet Pendant

A lovely pendant that is both a piece of jewelry and an amulet. It is formed of three lotus flowers; the central one is an open flower while the laterals ones are still buds. This pendant provides its wearer with the characteristics of the lotus flower, which was symbolic of rebirth.

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Necklace of Princess Khnumit
Necklace of Princess Khnumit

The beautiful necklace of Princess Khnumit was found on her mummy. It was worn not only as jewelry, but also as an amulet to protect her from the evil powers in the netherworld. The center of the necklace is decorated with the Ankh sign, of "eternal life," depicted over the Hetep sign, which signifies "peace."

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Oryx Amulet
Oryx Amulet

The amulet depicts an oryx, a large desert-dwelling antelope that was hunted by the Egyptians. It is standing on the ground with plants attached to its neck.

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Pendant Amulet in Form of the God Menqet
Pendant Amulet in Form of the God Menqet

This snake pendant is made of reddish carnelian. The back is engraved with a charm of protection in two columns.

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