"Tit" amulet. I Mill. B. C.

opaque glass
L. 5 cm; w. 1,2 cm; th. 0,4 cm
Purchased from Vladimir Golenischev
I.1.a 4143
The Art of Ancient Egypt View on the hall's virtual panorama

Amulets, or magical charms, were closely connected with jewelry and were kept in conceptual
and stylistic unity with it. This is indicated by numerous items from the collections of different
museums, including the State Museum of Fine Arts. Amulets were shaped as animals, birds,
hieroglyphs (e.g. ankh – life), plants (uadj – a stalk of papyrus), figurines or symbols of gods.
This is a tit amulet, or the so-called Isis knot.