A selection of two Egyptian faience amulets, modelled in the shape of fruits in turquoise, blue and green faience. Each amulet features two suspension loops and a flat reverse. Characteristic of New Kingdom faience amulets, are the flat and unworked reverse and the suspension loop to the top.
Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC Period: New Kingdom Period Condition: Fine condition. Suspension loops might have been restored with artificial glue, a common practice for this kind of amulets.
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.
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