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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."