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China, Cicada Amulet, glass, c. 206 BC/220 AD.

Tongue amulet in the form of a cicada (hanchan) 206 C. Han dynasty Glass H: W: cm China

JOJO POST STAR GATES: 3500 BC. MESOPOTAMIAN LAPIS AMULET IN THE SHAPE OF A FROG? WHAT IS THE SECRET HIDDEN POWER ON THIS STONE?? AMULETS DIMENSION: L: 2.4 cm. PROVENANCE: Ex- US Private collection, acquired in 1990- New York. This amulet was carved from a small piece of lapis lazuli of bright and intense color in stylized forms. The arched body has no indication of forelegs while the hind legs are folded along the body similar to letter «W» as if the animal was ready to spring. A long…

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York Amulets Date: > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture: Mesopotamian Category: Amulets, Animals Medium: Stone .

Ancient artifacts Egyptian Green Limestone Scarab 1070 - 712 BC  worldwidestore.com

Ancient artifacts Egyptian Green Limestone Scarab 1070 - 712 BC worldwidestore.com

Fish Amulet Middle Kingdom. Dynasty 12, late-early 13. Date: ca. 1850-1775 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, cemetery west of Senwosret (758), Pit 847, MMA 1908-1909. Gold , beryl. Dimensions: l. 1.9 cm (3/4 in). (hva)

Lisht North, Tomb - Fish, Dynasty (ca.) - Gold & beryl Ancient Egyptians called fish amulets like this nekhau and gave them to young girls to wear as a charm against drowning.

16thC-18thC (?) Magical disc, amulet, pendant, base metal, octagonal. On the obverse is a magical square of Jupiter in Hebrew letters (4x4), above it a male figure with a symbol on the right and the seal of Jupiter on the left. The two additional symbols on either side of the square include the seal of Venus (left). On the reverse is a square with eight rows of Hebrew inscriptions, four rows of scrip

16thC-18thC (?) Magical disc, amulet, pendant, base metal, octagonal. On the obverse is a magical square of Jupiter in Hebrew letters (4x4), above it a male figure with a symbol on the right and the seal of Jupiter on the left. The two additional symbols on either side of the square include the seal of Venus (left). On the reverse is a square with eight rows of Hebrew inscriptions, four rows of scrip

Cigale jaune_1200

Cigale grand format jaune citron

Carved bone fish with black glass eyes and a wire suspension loop. Used as an amulet.  Courtesy Pitt Rivers Museum

Carved bone fish with black glass eyes and a wire suspension loop. Used as an amulet.

Handle-shaped ornament, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1046–771 b.c.), 10th–9th century b.c. China.  Jade (nephrite), Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Zhou dynasty) Handle-shaped Jade Ornament, Western Zhou dynasty (ca BCE), ca century BCE, China. Jade (nephrite), Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sadigh Gallery's Ancient Egyptian Green Glass Hathor Flask by SadighGallery, via Flickr

Sadigh Gallery's Ancient Egyptian Green Glass Hathor Flask by Sadigh Gallery.

Spherical Astrolab (dated 1480): These were rare and the only one known to exist. The large ecliptic circle bears the names of the signs of the zodiac. The rete, or star map, is attached to the globe with pointers for nineteen fixed stars.

Spherical Astrolab (dated Rare and the only one known to exist. The large ecliptic circle bears the names of the signs of the zodiac. The rete, or star map, is attached to the globe with pointers for nineteen fixed stars.

Amulets: Browse these strange objects from Edward Lovett's collection of amulets, and discover the magical properties that their owners ascribed to them.

Browse these strange objects from Edward Lovett's collection of amulets, and discover the magical properties that their owners ascribed to them.

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