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Amulet of Kneph
1-9/16 x 3/8 x 3/8 in. (4.0 x 0.9 x 1.0 cm.)
Stanford Family Collections
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Collected by Leland Stanford, Jr. in Paris, France, c. 1883
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Use for art produced for rituals commemorating the dead and for art produced as an individual expression of grief.
Small objects worn as protecting charms, as to ward off evil, harm, or illness, or to bring good fortune. For objects specifically cut with astrological or magical symbols, intended to protect the bearer, but not necessarily worn, use "talismans." [December 1992 descriptor added.]
Ornaments such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings, of precious or semiprecious materials worn or carried on the person for adornment; also includes similar articles worn or carried for devotional or mourning purposes.
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