Image: Ancient Egyptian necklace
Ancient Egyptian necklace with with Qebehsenuef amulet.
- © Australian Museum
Ancient Egyptian necklace with Qebehsenuef amulet (one of the Four Sons of Horus) made from faience. Dating from the Third Intermediate Period (1070- 700 BCE).
Amulets were believed to have special powers to protect the body and bring luck. Some amulets were worn in daily life, but there were also special funerary amulets which often featured important gods and goddesses. Funerary amulets and spell scripts were often placed in the wrappings of mummies to help on the journey to the afterlife.