Ancient Egyptian Faience Grape Bunch Amulets

$120.71

An Ancient Egyptian glazed blue and purple faience grape bunch amulet. The  amulet presents a knobbly surface, whilst the reverse is flat and unworked. A small loop has been attached to the top for suspension, however the lower suspension loop is missing.

 

 

Date: Circa 1550-1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Fine Condition, some earthly encrustation to the surface.

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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.

Weight 0.58 g
Dimensions L 2.2 x W 0.9 cm
Culture

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Reference: For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item number 11.215.318

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