Amulet Carved in Intaglio (Incised)


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Inscriptions identify the subject of this amulet as the Woman with the Issue of Blood (Mark 5:25–34; Luke 8:43–48). On the reverse a woman stands in the orant (prayer) pose. Hematite was believed to stop the flow of blood and was a favorite medium for amulets related to female reproductive health and menstrual problems.

Amulet Carved in Intaglio (Incised), Hematite, silver mount, Coptic

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