Amulet depicting two fingers

this amulet protected the cut made in the side of the corpse to remove the internal organs; it may hence stand for the fingers of the embalmer. The amulet was always made of black material (obsidian or diorite).

S. 3334
Stone / steatite
1.7 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm
722–332 BCE
Late Period
Eliopolis, Kom
Schiaparelli excavations (1903-1906)
Sala 11 Vetrina 01
Museo Egizio