Ancient Egyptian Faience Grape Amulet

Description
Ancient Egyptian Faience Grape Amulet
Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom Period

A fine Ancient Egyptian blue faience amulet of a bunch of grapes, with details such as individual grapes still visible. There is a suspension loop on the reverse. The suspension loop which was once attached to the top of the amulet is now missing.

Egyptian faience was widely used for small objects from beads to small statues, and is found in both elite and popular contexts. It was the most common material for scarabs and other forms of amulets, and was frequently used for ancient Egyptian jewellery, as the glaze made it smooth against the skin.

Measurements: circa 1.4cm

Provenance: ex. UK Collection 1920s - 1940s

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
Faience
Object
Grape Amulet
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom Period
Condition
Damage
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