<em>Isis-knot Amulet</em>, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Jasper, 2 3/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (6.1 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1272E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1272E_SL1.jpg)

Isis-knot Amulet

Medium: Jasper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 3/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (6.1 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1272E

Image: 37.1272E_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Reddish-brown jasper amulet in the shape of a girdle tie (“tyt”). There is an eyelet on top of the upper loop and the space enclosed by the upper loop has been hollowed out. The other details of the amulet have been given by a combination of incised lines and slight modelling. The entire rear surface below the upper loop is decorated with an inscription. The top line of this inscription shows an erasure and insertion; its surface is scooped out and is duller than that of the rest of the piece. The original owner of the piece was named Men; the name which was added is Bapu. “The Osiris Bapu, justified. To be spoken by Men: (thy) blood (to thee) O Isis! (thy ) potency (to thee) O! Isis (thy) magic to thee O! Isis. A charm for the protection of this great one, beware lest (?) wrong may be done him. Meribenakht?” (the last name may be that of the dedicator). Condition: Small nicks; otherwise good.

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