Isis Knot (Tit) Amulet

1967.60g

On display

Amulet in the shape of the Isis knot (tit) hieroglyph. Carved from red stained steatite or a mottled red jasper. Was positioned lying on the breast of the mummy in the thoracic region. One 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.