C. 713-332 BC - Late Period
A polished black steatite Peseh-Kef (Ritual Implement) amulet with fish tailed end and central groove.
This instrument was touched to the mummy’s mouth during the ritual called the “Opening of the Mouth.” The ritual ensured that the deceased became fully alive in the tomb and in the afterlife.
Ref; Amulets of Ancient Egypt by Carol Andrews, page 84
In excellent condition with superb polished surfaces.
Size: 25mm tall
The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. Purchased by the current owner in the UK from the A H collection from the 80's and 90's.
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Black Steatite
- Peseh-Kef Amulet - 25mm tall. SCARCE
- Century/ Timeframe
- C. 713-332 BC - Late Period
- Good Condition, See Photo