Obsidian double vinger amulet.
Price: € 500,--
Size: 7 x 2 cm
Period: c. 500 B.C.
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This amulet depicts two stylized human fingers that are about life-size. Two-finger amulets were used exclusively for the dead and were often found placed on the embalming incision, which was made during the mummification process. These amulets were meant magically to heal the wound. The first examples of this amulet type date to Dynasty 26. Their preferred material was obsidian or other dark stones.