Hollow Cylindrical Amulet
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.
- Medium: Gold
- Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: second half of XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high x 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) diameter (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.701E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: 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
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)