Ancient Egyptian Hunting Scene Amulet Mould

$155.49

A superb example of an Ancient Egyptian terracotta amulet mould, depicting a hunting scene. Although a little hard to decipher due to the natural erosion of the material, a number of figures can be seen in the engraving; there is possibly a crocodile at the base of the image. The mould is ovular in form, flattened on one side and convex on the other, with rounded ends. The shallow engraving is also ovular but with slightly straighter sides and is carved into the flatter side of the piece. The reverse is unworked and the terracotta is orange in colour.

Date: Circa 15th -10th century BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Good Condition. The mould is fully intact but the detail of the imprint is difficult to discern as the material is slightly eroded. Their are some small notches and scratches over the reverse consistent with age.

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SKU: MJ-24 Category: Tag:

This mould would have made amulets that were exceedingly popular during the New Kingdom. Featuring either one or two suspensions loops, the amulet could have been used as part of a broad collar necklace. Moulds such as this would have been used to create a large quanity in an efficient manner. A large number of moulds have been found at the site of Amarna, implying that this was a centre for production.

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

Weight 5.0 g
Dimensions L 2.60 x W 2.20 x H 0.90 cm
Culture

Pottery and Porcelain

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