Date Amulet



Blue glazed date amulet. Loops at top and bottom, top of the date and both loops in slightly lighter blue. Glued to card by Flaxman Spurrell with other amulets and beads excavated by Flinders Petrie at Tell el Amarna in 1892 to illustrate jewellery types. Annotated in red "TELL EL AMARNA. D.XVIII. Dug up by Petrie. F.C.J.S'. Compare with C. Andrews Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994), fig.65.