Ancient Egyptian Faience Daisy Amulet


An ancient Egyptian faience amulet in both yellow and cream colour, with eight short rounded petals. The reverse is flat and unworked, in a vibrant yellow The centre is pierced for suspension.

Date: Circa 1550-1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Provenance: From a UK collection, 1920's-1940's.
Condition: Good condition, some earthly encrustations on the surface.


SKU: CS-22 Category: Tag:

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 0.12 g
Dimensions L 0.8 x W 0.8 cm




Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 11.215.254

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