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 to represent a hand that was unwell or missing.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
amulet in the form of a hand
Simple Name
Full Name
amulet in the form of a hand
length 55 mm; W 40 mm; TH 3 mm
Cultural Group
Period Classification
1st Intermediate Period (Dynasties 9-11) - 2160-2040 BC; Middle Kingdom (Dynasties 11-13) - 2040-1750 BC
Family Group

ceramic; glaze
Collector / Excavator
Jones, Winslow, Mr
Collection Country
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent

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