Egyptian Gold Teardrop Amulet

$286.63

A delicate ancient Egyptian cast gold amulet, formed into a teardrop shape. It features a pyriform shaped body with a soldered loop terminal for suspension.

Date: Circa 1550 – 1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Excellent. Well polished and suitable for modern wear. Ancient coin set within a modern gold and silver frame.

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SKU: AH-1109 Category: Tag:

Teardrop beads such as these would have typically been used as further embellishment with necklaces or bracelet, especially broad collars. So strong was this association that the hieroglyph for gold was the depiction of a broad collar. Egypt was a country rich in natural gold, taking advantage of the fruitfullness of neighbouring Nubia, which was rich of the natural element. Egyptian gold, in its pure form, contained silver and the varying colours of Egyptian gold represents the amount of silver also found.

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

Weight 0.46 g
Dimensions L 0.8 cm
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