Heart as Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The shapes of hieroglyphs for internal organs— and, therefore, their three-dimensional representations—are based on the organs of animals. This suggests that despite the immense anatomical knowledge gained from human mummification, animal organs were more familiar to the Egyptians than human ones.
9/16 x 3/8 x 7/8 in. (1.5 x 0.9 x 2.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Heart as Amulet, 664-332 B.C. Carnelian, 9/16 x 3/8 x 7/8 in. (1.5 x 0.9 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.31. Creative Commons-BY
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