The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. The Knot of Isis or Tit symbol depicts a knotted piece of cloth, and was associated with the goddess, Isis – the great magician, and wife of Osiris. It was considered to be a symbol of protection in the afterlife.
To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.