Amuletic disk (Hypocephalus)

It was made for Tasheritenkhonsu. Linen and plaster, inscribed in ink. It dates to the Late Period, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC. Linen and plaster, diam: 20 cm. Now in the Ashmolean Museum. AN1982.1095

Amuletic disk (Hypocephalus)
Amuletic disk (Hypocephalus)

“A hypocephalus is a small disk-shaped object generally made of stuccoed linen, but also of papyrus, bronze, gold, wood, or clay, which ancient Egyptians from the Late Period onwards placed under the heads of their dead. The circle was believed to magically protect the deceased, cause the head and body to be enveloped in light and warmth, making the deceased divine.”

Magic in ancient Egypt, by Geraldine Pinch

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