Egyptian Small Turquoise Faience Flask Amulet

$131.07

A small turquoise faience “flask” amulet with top suspension loop.

Date: 16th-11th century BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Fine condition.

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SKU: AS-171 Category: Tag:

The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife.

Flask amulets were probably intended to represent the situla, a ritual metal bucket used to carry holy water in sacred activities.

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

Weight 1.02 g
Dimensions W 2.4 x H 2 cm
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Faience

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Semi-Precious Stones

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Reference: Andrews, C., Amulets of Ancient Egypt