Egyptian Faience Yellow Daisy Amulet

$124.51

A vibrant yellow daisy-shaped amulet produced from faience with a red pistil in the middle. The amulet has been carved to display nine petals with a loop attached to the top for suspension, which is now blocked. The reverse is unadorned.

Date: Circa 1550-1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Good condition, minor chip to the bottom

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The daisy’s pattern, with petals in a circle around a central button, is attested since the Old Reign, becoming ever more widely found during the New Reign. It is thought that the ancient Egyptians had gardens and loved to plant flowers. They used daisies to soothe the skin and to aid digestion, as the chamomile extract from the plant placates irritation and puffiness. Perhaps this amulet was accordingly used by someone seeking relief from irritation.

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

Weight 0.11 g
Dimensions L 1 x W 0.8 cm
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Reference: For a similar item,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, item 11.215.239