About this object

Two fingers amulet, representing the index and middle fingers with nails and joints defined. This type of amulet s frequently found on the torso of mummified bodies near the embalming incision, perhaps representing the fingers of the embalmer. Broken and held together by sellotape.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    747 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Stone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    3 mm x 15 mm x 79 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

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