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5-06-2015, 00:04

Amulets of Ancient Egypt

Amulets of Ancient Egypt
Author:Carol Andrews
Amulets of Ancient Egypt
Trustees of the British Museum
Format: pdf
Size: 12.7 MB
Language: English

Amulets are ornaments believed to endow the wearer by magical means with the properties they represent. They were first made in Egypt as early as 4000 BC and were essential adornments for both the living and the dead. Crafted from gold and silver, semiprecious stones, and less valuable materials, they are fine examples of Egyptian art as well as a source of evidence for religious beliefs. In this book, Carol Andrews offers the first comprehensive account of the types of amulets made, their symbolism, and their protective powers. An amuletic foot could be worn to ensure fleetness of foot, a hand for dexterity.

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