Clothing Amulet

1967.60o

On display

Diorite amulet representing a roll of cloth. Almost translucent except for a few scattered black patches. It is comparatively well made, but loop is unpierced. The roll of cloth is indicated by vertical and horizontal incised lines, and the fringe at the bottom is clearly discernible. Was positioned lying on the breast of the mummy in the thoracic region.1 of 32 amulets removed from a mummy on 8 December 1966 at Aintree University Hospital. The mummy was in a damaged state and it's accession history had been lost. The mummy was first X-rayed then cut apart for research purposes.