the Egyptians regarded it as the seat of intelligence and memory. This is why it was weighed on the scales when the deceased underwent the judgment of Osiris.

Provv. 1216
Stone / steatite
5.2 x 3.1 x 2 cm
1539–30 BCE
Acquired before 1888
Sala 11 Vetrina 01
  • Petrie, W.M. Flinders, Amulets, London 1975 (repr. 1914), § 158
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