Selection of Egyptian Bright Blue Faience Amulets

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A fine selection of Ancient Egyptian bright blue glazed faience amulets, each with attached suspension loops. The reverse of each amulet is smooth and flat.

Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Good condition. Suspension loops might have been restored with artificial glue, a common practice for this kind of amulets.
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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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