Egyptian Blue Faience Daisy Amulet

$129.07

A bright blue daisy-shaped amulet with two suspension loops on both sides of the flower.

Date: 1353-1336 BC
Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Condition: Fine condition

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Product Code: AH-598
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The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife.

The daisy’s pattern, with petals in a circle around a central button, is attested since the Old Reign, becoming evermore widely found during the New Reign. It is thought that the ancient Egyptians had gardens and loved to plant flowers. They used daisies to soothe the skin and to aid digestion, as the chamomile extract from the plant placates irritation and puffiness. Perhaps this amulet was accordingly used by someone seeking relief from irritation.

Weight 0.5 g
Dimensions L 1.9 cm
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