miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015

small amulet

This small amulet of molten glass takes the form of a heart. According to the Egyptians, the heart was the centre of physical life, of emotional life, of will and of intelligence. It played an important role in religion and in funerary rites, for example in "the weighing of the heart", at the moment where the judges of the Afterlife had to decide if the deceased deserved the immortality of the blessed.
"Ib" heart
New Kingdom

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