<em>Inscribed Magical Amulet</em>, 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)

Inscribed Magical Amulet

Medium: Feldspar

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664–525 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5 x 7 cm)


Accession Number: 51.135

Image: CUR.51.135_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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