Sma Amulet (Sema)

The Sma represented the union of the kingdoms of upper and lower Egypt, and occasionally stood in for the axis mundi, or earth-axis. It is described variously as the lungs and attached windpipe, or genitals in sexual union, and appears to have been depicted as both at times- the double meaning is certainly intentional. An emblem of rulership, the sma was placed on the chest of a mummy to give it breath (life) in the underworld.

The sma was also used as a charm for fidelity in love.

Sma Amulet


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