About this object

Brownish-red ceramic mould for an amulet. The design is of a grape bunch. A white substance is still visible in the mould cavity. String marks and burn marks surrounding the design suggest its use. Irregular rounded back to mould.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    28 mm x 22 mm x 12 mm
  • Note
    Compare with W M Flinders Petrie, Tell el-Amarna (London, 1894), plate XIX, no 446
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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