An Egyptian faience flower calyx amulet, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

An Egyptian faience flower calyx amulet, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

Code: 2241

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Description: A pale blue faience flower calyx amulet of finely-striated bell-shaped form with attachment loop. Some small inoffensive chips around the rim, but overall condition good and a relatively fine example.

Size: 11 mm/0.4 in. high and 16 mm/0.6 in. in diameter

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Period, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.

References: Compare No. 569, Tafel XXVIII, Die Objekt-Amulette der Sammlung Fouad S. Matouk, Im Besitze des Biblischen Instituts der Universität Freiburg Schweiz, In Müller-Winkler, C. 1987, Die Ägyptischen Objekt-Amulette, Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Series Archaeologica 5, Universitätsverlag Freiburg Schweiz, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Göttingen, for a similar example.