Amulet of Amen

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.252

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This blue glazed faience amulet represents Amen, the god of Thebes who became Egypt’s supreme deity. He is shown as a standing human male wearing a headdress featuring two tall feathers. The back pillar is pierced for suspension. Such amulets were believed to offer the wearer some of the benefits of Amen’s power.

Provenance

About 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian Government. From the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell