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. 3335
Stone / graywacke
1.5 x 7 x 0.7 cm
722–30 BCE
Late Period - Hellenistic Period
Eliopolis, Kom
Schiaparelli excavations (1903-1906)
Not on display
Museo Egizio