Mould

56.20.331

On display

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.