Ancestral Busts (Petrie wrongly called them oracular busts) comprise of small heads on a support. Some have been found in stone, wood, clay and faience. with the majority coming from 18th Dynasty.
Bald ones are thought to possibly symbolize someone from Lower Egypt with those showing a tripartite wig for Upper Egypt. All are depicted with wesekh collars and at times pendants of lotus blossoms and buds.
Only five are known with inscriptions. 2 'Housewife' with a name, another holding titles and Hathor's name. There seem to be 2 types, smaller amulets and larger actual busts.