Heart (ib) from string of amulets
Third Intermediate Period
Nine amulets of various materials were found threaded together in a tight group around the throat of the Lady Djedmutesankh; two of these, of green glass, disintegrated after they were discovered. This amulet represents a human heart, considered by the ancient Egyptians the center of intelligence and emotion.
For the amulet group, see 25.3.169-related.
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