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NME 680 :: Amulet, Jewellery, Ib, Heart amulet

Object description
An ib in the round slightly lentoid, oval in shape. On top of the square base a protrusion simulating the suspension loop is located, not drilled through. The lack of hole indicates the funerary use of the amulet.
Inventory number
NME 680
Old numbers
MM 30532
Object
Amulet; Jewellery; Ib; Heart amulet
Object, Swedish
Amulett; Smycke; Hjärtamulett; Ib
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Egypten
Material
Schist [?]; Stone
Material, Swedish
Sten; Glimmerskiffer [?]
Acquisition
Dep. from NM 1928.
Acquisition, Swedish
Deposition från Nationalmuseum 1928.
Description, Swedish
Ett ib i rundskulptur, något lentoid, oval i formen. På toppen av det kvadratiska locket finns en utstickande del som imiterar en upphängningsögla, ej genomborrad. Avsaknaden av hål indikerar en funerär användning av amuletten.
Description
An ib in the round slightly lentoid, oval in shape. On top of the square base a protrusion simulating the suspension loop is located, not drilled through. The lack of hole indicates the funerary use of the amulet.
Condition
Intact
Period
Late Period (724-333 BC)
Period, Swedish
Sentiden (724-333 f Kr)
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2012
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2012 represents pictures taken in 2012 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2012.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
alt
Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 8, The way to eternal life
alt
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 8.1 (10)
alt
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
52
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Many different kinds of symbols were used as amulets. They were placed between the layers of mummy wrappings, where they would protect the dead and help him to an eternal life. The djed pillar symbolised stability and is related to the spine of Osiris. The shape of the symbol was taken from the lower vertebrae of a bull. The scarab was an important symbol for re-birth and transformation. It also represented the new-born morning sun. The eye of Horus stood for protection, primarily healing powers. The eye is a combination of a human eye and the markings of a falcon.The heart was depicted as a vessel. The Egyptians believed that one thought with the heart. Everything a person had thought and done was preserved there. The papyrus plant represented the colour green, which in turn was associated with new life and rejuvenation. The headrest had an important symbolic meaning. In the Book of the Dead “to lift up the head” was a paraphrase for re-birth. The Isis knot was connected with welfare and life. It is not known what it actually depicts.
Comments
The MM # is currently vacant.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Många olika symboler användes som amuletter. De lades mellan lagren av mumielindor, där de skulle skydda den döde och hjälpa honom till ett evigt liv. Djed-pelaren symboliserade stabilitet och förknippades med Osiris ryggrad. Symbolens form kan härledas till de nedre ryggkotorna av en tjur. Skarabén var en viktig symbol för förvandling och återfödelse. Den representerade samtidigt den nyfödda morgonsolen. Horus-ögat stod för beskydd, framför allt läkande och helande krafter. Ögat är en kombination av människoöga och markeringar som finns hos falkar. Hjärtat avbildades som ett kärl. Egyptierna föreställde sig att man tänkte med hjärtat. Allt en människa hade tänkt och gjort lagrades där. Papyrus-växten stod för färgen grön, som i sin tur förknippades med föryngring och nytt liv. Huvudstödet hade en viktig symbolisk betydelse. I Dödsboken används uttrycket ”att lyfta upp huvudet” som en omskrivning för att återfödas. Isis-knuten förknippades med välgång och liv. Exakt var den föreställer är okänt.
Height / Höjd
2,3 cm
Width / Bredd
1,5 cm
Thickness / Tjocklek
0,8 cm
Dimensions
H. 2.3 cm, W. 1.5 cm, T. 0.8 cm
Need of treat - List
1
Date - Registration
2002-01-11

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