Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Amulet Mould

£ 100.00

A fine example of an ancient Egyptian terracotta amulet mould, with a rounded ovular form. The impression recess itself is an uncomplicated shape with long parallel sides and rounded terminals. It may have been used to create a single petal amulet, or simply a geometric piece.  The back is convex and unworked.

Date: Circa 1550-1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Excellent Condition.

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SKU: MJ-20 Category: Tag:

From the New Kingdom, the introduction of the mould created a ‘mass-market’ production of amulets and pendants. Moulds such as this would have been used to create a large quantity of amulets in an efficient manner. A large number of moulds were found at the site of Amarna, implying that this was a centre for production. Petal amulets were used extensively in the creation of broad collar necklaces, in a variety of faience colours.

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

Weight 17.0 g
Dimensions L 4.6 x W 2.5 x H 1.4 cm
Culture

Pottery and Porcelain

Region

Reference: For a similar item,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, item 11.215.673

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