Writing Tablet Amulet card

Writing Tablet Amulet


On display


Writing tablet of green fedspar. Roughly made of azurite. 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. The mummy was thought to be Ptolemaic as the arms of the mummy were crossed. Maybe from a 21st Dynasty coffin from the Mond collection (later reuse?).