Late Period, 664-332 BC. 2 13/16" height, finely crafted and finished. Very slightly tapered form with unpierced rolled loop to the top. Inked identification number to one side. A burial amulet which would have been bound into the mummy of a scribe. The unpierced loop is typical of burial practice for the period. Excellent large example. Stone amulets comprise a small fraction of amulets owing to the infinitely greater labor required to produce them. They were reserved for the elite and a scribe buried with one would have served a noble or even royal master.