This necklace features an amulet of Khnum, the ram-headed male creator god, or perhaps Heryshaf, the ram-headed patron of Heracleopolis. Beginning in the New Kingdom, Khnum was considered to be a creator who fashioned all beings on his potter’s wheel. Amulets of Khnum were included with the mummy to help with the rebirth and renewal of the deceased in the afterlife.


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