The hieroglyphs represented here call upon the protective properties of various deities. The wearer has been deliberately vague, not referencing just one deity but a multitude, through the use of the specifically chosen signs. We can see depicted a large ostrich feather, the symbol of Ma’at, goddess of truth and justice. The feather is also associated with the god of air, Shu. The large bird sign, a goose, symbolises the god Amun-Ra. The addition of the two sun-disks would also reiterate their presence and protection as solar deities.
Scarabs such as this, asking for protection from a specific god were popular in the late New Kingdom Period and Third Intermediate Period.
To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.