Egyptian Faience Yellow and Blue Flower Amulets

A selection of Egyptian triple blossomed yellow and blue faience bead amulets, each featuring a suspension loop to the top and a flat, unworked reverse. The flared bottom gives the impression of flower petals.

Date: 1353-1336 BC
Period: Armana Period
Condition: Good condition.
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Faience is a glazed ceramic known for producing bright colours, especially blues, turquoises and greens. It is produced from quartz or sand crystals mixed with other compounds and can be cast into moulds to create beads or amulets like these ones. Faience gimmers in the light and was believed by the Egyptians to represent rebirth and immortality. The colours had different symbolisms for example, blue was thought to reflect fertility and life. However, faience was not just manufactured into amulets and jewellery, the substance was used to create scarabs, furniture and cups.

To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.

 

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