Clay Figurine From Sakkara, Egypt - Biblewhere

Clay Figurine From Sakkara, Egypt

Clay figurine from Sakkara, Egypt, from the nineteenth century BCE. (the later group of Execration Texts), with curses inscribed on it. The figurines were used by the Egyptian priests as magic to counter uprisings of the cities. When a revolt against Egyptian rule broke out, the priests would break the figurine on which the name of the rebellious city was engraved, in the belief that the spirit of the revolt would thus be broken.

By: Carta Jerusalem Language: English Print size: 12.01 x 17.34 cm, 4.73 x 6.83 inches 150 dpi -375 kb

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