Amuletic pendant in glazed composition; heart shaped.
- Production date
- 6thC BC - 2ndC BC (possibly)
- Curator's comments
Object owned and held by Egyptian Museum, Cairo. This record is included in the British Museum database as part of the Museum’s Naukratis Project, a research collaboration that aims to virtually re-unite finds from the ancient port city of Naukratis, now distributed over 80 museums worldwide.
The heart is one of the most important funerary amulets, usually placed on the upper part of the torso of the mummy (Andrews 1994, 72). Heart-shaped amuletic pendants are very common during the Late and Ptolemaic periods (Petrie 1914, 10, pl. I no. 7).
On heart amulets see: Andrews 1994, 72-73; Herrmann et al. 2010, 133 (type 78).
Andrews, C. 1994, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London.
Herrmann, C., Staubli, T., Berger-Lober, S., Keel, O., Schönbächler, G. 2010, 1001 Amulett : altägyptischer Zauber, monotheisierte Talismane, säkulare Magie, Bibel+Orient-Museum, Liebefeld, Stuttgart.
Petrie, W.M.F. 1914, Amulets, London.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: JE26775 (Accession Number)