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Egyptian Mummy HEADREST Prevents Beheading!"Resurrection"Ancient Amulet Hematite

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Seller: zeus_gallery (3,433) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302153906695 Click picture to enlarge image size. Ancient Egyptian Carved Hematite Amulet A N C I E N T E G Y P T Late Dynastic Period. Ca. 663-332 BC. We are pleased to offer this fine quality hematite Headrest Amulet. A carved miniature hematite headrest with rectangular base and T-shaped stem. Before the Third Intermediate Period, headrest amulets are found only in royal burials; Tutankhamen owned one of iron, as did Prince Hornakht and King Sheshonq II at Tanis. However, from the Saite Period onward, they were more prevalent, made almost exclusively of hematite (such as this example). It was essentially intended magically to raise up the head of the deceased in resurrection, just as the sun god was raised above the eastern horizon each morning. However, Chapter 166 further reveals that it would also prevent the deceased head being cut off, a much-feared fate against which Chapter 43 was specifically directed. Hematite carved Mineral Headrest AmuletIntact--no repairs. Length 23mm (Near 1 inch). Literature Cf. Andrews, C. Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, fig. 95a. From the Joan Wilde Collection. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC. OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Comes complete with our Gallery Certificate of Authenticity. © Copyright 2016 ZEUS GALLERY eBay ID zeus_gallery.Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Material: Hematite, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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