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Amulets

 There are various definitions of ‘amulets’. In the widest sense various items could be described as ‘amuletic’ i.e. protective. For example, headrests put in graves to protect the deceased in the afterlife, bandages with protective inscriptions from the Book of the Dead and apotropaic wands could all be described as ‘amuletic’. However, the list below deals with ‘amulets’ in the narrow sense of small pieces of jewellery worn by the living or dead as protective charms.

 

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