lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016

Double finger amulet

Double finger amulet
The double finger amulet depicted the outstretched index and middle fingers of the right or left hand. The material of which these amulets are made is often a dark hard stone, such as. obsidian, basalt, dark limestone or slate. Its meaning is not entirely clear, but has to do with where it was placed on the mummy. It is a pure funerary amulet and never occurs with a loop for suspension. The amulet is most often found near the incision in the belly, which ...was made to extract the intestines. Maybe this amulet was intended to close the incision and thus emphasise the new wholeness of the body.
The amulet is worked on both sides.

Inventory number 2000

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