Selection Of Blue Egyptian Faience Amulets

A fine selection of Egyptian Amarna period blue faience amulets crafted from different shades of blue, all feature loops for suspension and unadorned backs. INDIVIDUALLY PRICED.

Date: 1353-1336 BC
Period: New Kingdom, Amarna 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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Reference: For a similar item,The Metropolitan Museum, item 31.114.2a

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