Late Period or Greco-Roman Period, Dynasty 25–30
Length: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of polished hematite represents 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.
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