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ID number:  ECM 2113
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Heart Amulet
Object type:  Amulet
Culture:  Egyptian
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Basalt
Measurements:  overall: 2.59 cm x 1.83 cm x 1.18 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown

Well modelled heart amulet of basalt with suspension lug at top; traces of original gilding

Bibliography:  Aston, B., Harrell, J., Shaw, I. ‘Stone’ in Nicholson and Shaw (2000): Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. Cambridge. p.5-77).

Lucas, A. 1962. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, 4th ed., rev. J. R. Harris (London: Edward Arnold and Mineola, New York).

Notes:  Basalt was a widespread stone in ancient Egypt, however only one ancient quarry is known from the northern Fayum (Aston et al. 2000: 23-24).

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