- Museum number
An electrum 'sa'-amulet: made from four wires placed side by side and held together with five flat pieces of gold foil at the top, sides and bottom and soldered in several places. The object may have formed part of the clasp of a bracelet.
- Production date
- 2055BC-1650BC (circa)
Height: 4.05 centimetres (max)
Thickness: 0.66 centimetres (max)
Width: 1.44 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- The set gave protection: at Edfu in a scene of the king offering a collar and pectoral to Horus occur the words 'the 'wedjat'-amulets are behind you, the 'sa'-amulets surround you' (see E. Chassinat, ‘Le Temple d’Edfou publié d’après les estampages et les copies de Marquis de Rochemonteix. Mémoires publiés par les Membres de la Mission archéologique français au Caire’ vol. 11 (Paris, 1897), 1, 32.
Egypt Exploration Society, ‘Catalogue of the Egypt Exploration Society’s Exhibition of the Results of the Recent Excavations at Armana and Armant and of a Loan Exhibition of Egyptian jewellery. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, 8th September – 3rd October, 1931’ (London, 1931), no. 94;
E. Russmann, 'Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum' , (New York, 2001),110-111 No 37;
C. Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), p.45 and fig.64.
Temples and Tombs (American Federation of Arts, 2006): 68, cat no. 26
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006 7 Sept-26 Nov, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Temples & Tombs
2006 21 Dec-2007 18 Mar, Jackonsville, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Temples & Tombs
2007 15 Apr-8 Jul, Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, Temples & Tombs
2007 16 Nov-2008 10 Feb, New Mexico, Albuquerque Museum, Temples & Tombs
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number