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Amulets: parts of mammals

The hieroglyphic value in writing, rather than the form, is often the key to the meaning of these amulets, for example nefer 'beautiful'; zema 'unite';

ib - heart UC 22523 UC 22524 UC 22525 UC 22526 UC 28205 a few examples belong to the New Kingdom, most early datable examples to the Twenty-first Dynasty, then popular in the Late Period
nefer UC 1110, found at Amarna UC 27666, found at Gizeh UC 38578 UC 38579   attested in the New Kingdom
zema UC 28234         attested in the Twenty-sixth Dynasty

datings: Müller-Winkler 1987: 209-246


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