Inscribed Magical Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 664-525 B.C.E.
1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection
Blue feldspar stone of natural form. On upper edge of one face, incised in hieroglyphic, “Psamtik, given life’; to the right, incomplete column of inscription ending in ‘beloved’. Presumably to be identified as an amulet made of stone possessing magical properties.
Condition: One face ‘in the rough’ otherwise intact.
This item is not on view
Inscribed Magical Amulet, ca. 664-525 B.C.E. Feldspar, 1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, the Guennol Collection, 51.135. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.51.135_view1.jpg)
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