Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Domed Amulet Mould

$105.74

An Ancient Egyptian terracotta amulet mold with a domed form. The entire shape is half a sphere, with a rounded convex reverse and a recess impressed on the flatter side. The recess it self would have produced a similalry rounded amulet with some irregular details on the top and sides; possibley a scarab. On the back of the piece, one is able to see some very fine straiations running over the surface.

Date: Circa 15th -10th century BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Excellent Condition. The mould is intact and the detail in the recess is stil visible. There is some powdery cream coloured residue within the mould and a few small scratches and notches over the surface consistant with age.

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SKU: MJ-21 Category:

This mould would have made amulets that were exceedingly popular during the New Kingdom. Featuring either one or two suspensions loops, the amulet would have been used as part of a broad collar necklace. Moulds such as this would have been used to create an abundant supply of amulets. 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 14.0 g
Dimensions L 3.30 x W 3.20 x H 1.60 cm
Culture

Pottery and Porcelain

Region

Reference: For a similar item,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, item 11.215.683

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