Mould card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



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 Mr Birkbeck whilst travelling in Egypt, 1870.