About this object

Pottery mould used for the production of Egyptian faience amulets in the shape of the Eye of Horus (Wedjat). Many hundreds have been collected from New Kingdom urban sites such as Gurob, Tell el-Amarna and Qantir. The exact provenance of this amulet is not known. It was collected by Mrs Birkbeck whilst travelling in Egypt, 1870.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom or later
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 18 later (about 1352 BC - 1336 BC)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    x 55 mm x 17 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)


Previous owners

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