About this object

Small brown mould for an amulet. The off-centre design is possibly a Mandrake fruit. The mould cavity is lighter in colour and there are string marks around the design. It also looks like fingerprint impressions around the mould - perhaps the creators before the mould had set? A small hole is also visible in the top left hand corner. Irregular rounded back to mould.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • 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
    Pottery
  • 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
    7 mm x 29 mm
  • Note
    Compare with W M Flinders Petrie, Tell el-Amarna (London, 1894), plate XIX, no. 455.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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