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Faience amulet

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Date:
ca. 1090–900 B.C.
Culture:
Egyptian
Medium:
Clay, glazed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4510
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Symbolic objects used for amulets include a menat-pendant, the djed-sign, and a papyrus capital, all common in Egyptian architecture. A pectoral used on mummies, a bunch of grapes or other clusters of fruit, and an inscribed bead are also represented.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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