Egyptian amulet: faience papyrus
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 663 - 404 BC
Size: 3.6 x 0.9 cms
Collection: Italian private collection (acquired from a Dutch art gallery in 2017 - before part of a Dutch collecion formed in the 1990s)
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Typical Egyptian faience papyrus amulet belonging to the Late Period. The hole on the top suggests it was used as a pendant.
Papyrus amulets were very common amulets in the ancient Egypt. They are often made in faience or lapis lazuli with a color range shifting from green to blue. The papyrus amulets symbolized youthful force and vitality.
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