Perry Hall (American, b. 1967); Untitled Number 3 (Ice Cold Delicacy), 2003; still from digital video of oil, acrylic, and mixed-media painted filmed live/37 sec. Courtesy of the artist. x1200
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How were ancient Egyptian amulets used?

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The use of amulets played a very large part in ancient Egyptian religion. They were generally made of various materials including stones and were believed to transfer magical properties to the wearer. The Williams College Museum of Art possesses 160 amulets.

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This Week in the Museum’s History

Facsimile of the alabaster head of King Mankaure in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

During World War II, works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston were stored at the Williams College Museum of Art, and the MFA was so grateful to the museum for keeping their objects safe during wartime they gave us a facsimile Egyptian head and let us put on a paintings exhibition of their works which were not normally loaned out.

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