Top Ten Amulets

Top Ten Amulets

 

       An amulet, similar to a talisman, can be any object but its most important characteristic is its alleged power to protect its owner from danger or harm. Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants and animals; even words in the form of a magical spell or incantation to repel evil or bad luck. The word “amulet” comes from the Latin amuletum; the earliest extant use of the term is in Pliny’s Natural History, meaning “an object that protects a person from trouble.”

  1. Mesopotamian Ruby Eye

    This is a Ruby Eye Pendant from an ancient civilization in Mesopotamia, which was possibly used as amulet to protect against evil eyes. It is currently part of the Adilnor Collection.
    Links: Top Ten Rubies, Top Ten Minerals, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye,
  2. Eye of Horus Amulet

    This is an Amulet with the Eye of Horus, which can be found at the Louvre in Paris.
    Links: Top 100 Louvre Artifacts, Top 100 Symbols,
  3. Thoth Amulet (1539-1292 BC)

    This is an ancient Egyptian ibis-headed Thoth amulet which dates back to the New Kingdom and the 18th Dynasty.
    Links: Top Ten Egyptian Gods,
  4. Catherine de Medici’s Love Amulet

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  5. Utchat Eye

    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Symbols,
    Products: Egyptian Jewelry,
  6. Allat Sand Amulet

    Description:
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  7. Links: Top 100 Artifactshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amulet,