Hollow Cylindrical Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The Egyptians worked with gold and semiprecious stones from earliest times. They mined both types of material in the desert east of the Nile and in present-day Sudan, called “Nubia” in ancient times after the ancient Egyptian word for gold (nub). Clearly, objects made from these high-value materials were available only to the highest ranks of society.
ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.
second half of XII Dynasty
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high x 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) diameter
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Hollow Cylindrical Amulet, ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E. Gold, 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high x 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) diameter. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.701E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.701E_PS2.jpg)
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