Sumerian Alabaster Amulet in Form of a Foot

Culture: Sumerian
Period: Djemdet Nasr period, 3100-2900 B.C.
Material: Alabaster
Dimensions: 2.7 cm x 3.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6339
Provenance: Private collection Peter Hollander (1931-2014), acquired on 18 December 2000 from Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Comes with the original invoice.
Condition: Intact
Description: Alabaster amulet in form of a foot with several perforations, where gemstones were once inlaid. The foot is pierced from the top at an agle to the side for suspension. The toes are engraved in the front, at the back a vertical line in the middle with horizontal lines on the side. Foot amulettes were worn to ensure mobility or given to the grave to guarantee mobility also in the afterlife.