mercoledì 25 gennaio 2017

[#1] Egyptian amulet: faience papyrus

Egyptian amulet: faience papyrus

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 663 - 404 BC

Material: faience

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)

The owner guarantees that this item has been acquired and hold in a legal way.

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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