Headrest amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Width: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.517

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of polished stone 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.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer