The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife.
These flasks were used by pilgrims in antiquity and the early Middle Ages to carry water or oil back home from the sanctuaries they had visited.
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