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Ancient Egyptian necklace

Ancient Egyptian necklace with Horus amulet made from faience. XVIII Dynasty in the New Kingdom (1550 - 1069 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.

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