Headrest amulet

Egyptian
Late Period–Roman Imperial Period


Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 0.7 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.630

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of dark brown stone takes the form of a headrest. Such amulets were common in Late Period burials, where their magic was intended to lift the head of the deceased at the moment of resurrection.

Provenance

Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes