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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Amulet of a rabbit
Date Made:1069-332 BCE (Dynasties 21-31)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Steatite with greenish glaze wearing to buff
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.; .9525 x 1.27 x .4763 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On bottom: two crudely incised nefer-signs?
Accession Number:  MH 2000.240.INV
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
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Description:
Amulet of long-eared hare (rabbit), symbol of fecundity and regeneration. Pierced horizontally for suspension. Inscription on bottom (see Inscription field for details)

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; animals; jewelry; religion; fertility

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