Ancient Egyptian Triple-Blossomed Flower Egyptian Faience Amulet

$155.34

An Egyptian blue faience triple blossomed amulet with a flared bottom giving the impression of flower petals. The amulet presents a globular body which rises to a short neck where a loop at the top is attached for suspension. The reverse is flat and unworked.

Date: Circa 1550 - 1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Fine condition, some earth encrustations on surface. Slight crack across the body of B

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SKU: HB-22 Category: Tag:

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 glimmers 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 0.25 g
Dimensions L 1.5 cm
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Faience

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