An Egyptian Hematite Set Square Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
From the Twenty-sixth Dynasty on, two amulets are almost always found together -- the carpenter's set square, as seen here, and plummet (see EA2372). The set square takes the form of two often unequal lengths of square rod which meet at a right angle. Most frequently made of dark-colored stone, especially hematite in the case of the set square, possession of this amulet would guarantee its owner everlasting rectitude.
For a parallel example, see: Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994), no. 87c.
Dimensions: Height: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Condition: Intact and in very good condition.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.
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