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Amulet

Amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet. The papyrus sceptre was an ancient Egyptian symbol for Lower Egypt and...

Amulet

This shamanic ritual amulet is made from a bear’s tooth, which has been carved into the shape of a wolf. The hole at the base of the tooth would have...

Amulet in the form of a hand

Amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet. This Egyptian hand amulet may have been worn to represent strength, or...

Amulet

This silver ornament comes from the town of Nizwa in Oman. It is an example of very fine, delicate silverwork and would have been worn as an amulet....

Amulet of a hawk

In ancient Egypt amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet. Hawks were closely associated with the god Horus....

Amulet

Amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet. This amulet is rather crudely made and it is difficult to identify...

Amulet

This phylactery is believed to protect an individual from evil. This amulet is worn upon the arm, and might still be used today by people living in rural remote regions....

Amulet

Leather amulets, like this example, were produced by Islamic communities in West Africa. This Mandinka example was acquired in Sierra Leone. The small leather pouches contain hand-written verses (ayat) on paper...

Phallic amulet

This phallic amulet has a suspension hole so it can be worn around the neck or from a belt as a charm. Amulets like this were popular throughout the ancient...

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