Amulet of Amen
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)
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Not On View
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.
About 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian Government. From the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell.
Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell