Sa Amulet

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105

This amulet depicts the hieroglyph that writes the word "sa," which means protection. The sa amulet thus extends protection to the wearer, whether in life or death. The piece was found in the same tomb with a "seweret" bead (25.3.252) and a wooden box (25.3.255a–c).

Sa Amulet, Silver, electrum

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