Ancient Protective Amulets

Across the ancient world, there are a number of pieces that would have been worn by their owners for the sake of protection, primarily amulets. Jewellery of this apotropaic nature usually took the form of pendants, which are found in abundance across a number of civilisations, though particularly Egypt. These amulets covered a broad range of subjects in their iconography, but gods, animals and phallic symbols featured frequently.

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