Amulet

DEFINITION

A piece of jewelry worn, most often as a ring, as a bracelet, or as a pendant to a necklace, as a charm against evil or injury. By contrast, a talisman is a piece of jewelry (often a pendant) promoting or attracting good.Examples: Egypt, Ram's-Head Amulet, c. 770-657 BCE, Dynasty 25, late Dynastic period, gold, 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches (4.2 x 3.6 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

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