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Accession_Number E.23.44
adlib_title Egyptian amulet
Shape Amulet
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Glazed blue amulet in the shape of a head wearing a crown. The head is vaguely reminiscent of that of the dwarf god Bes. The top of the crown has been threaded for a string for wearing. The eyebrows are large triangles, above the sacred eyes which are joined. The nose is snout-like in between two puffed out cheeks. The mouth is thin lipped and small verticle lines indicate a beard.
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Condition Intact and complete. The blue glaze is quite worn in some areas, most notably at the top of the crown where it has toally worn away and reveals the original terracotta material. This is slightly true also around the ears.
Technique/Style
Provenance Unknown
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Attribution
Image
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2002.98.0994.jpg
Front view of a blue amulet in the shape of a head wearing a crown.
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2002.98.0998.jpg
Back view of a blue amulet in the shape of a head wearing a crown.
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Height 3.5 (from base to crown tip)
Diameters 3.2 (from ear to ear)
Handle_height
Other_dims. Depth:0.7 at deepest
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 11/9/02; 11.01.2006
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