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Amulet of the sun on the horizon.
The amulet seems to have been cut rather than moulded, a technique which may explain the awkward shape. The medium is opaque red glass now turning iridescent. The horizon area, here of rectangular shape, has crudely incised horizontal lines. The sun disc has a curious tuft at its top centre strongly reminiscent of a pomegranate.
Height: 2.30 centimetres
Width: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Slightly larger duplicate of .8299
Sale Catalogue, Henry Salt Collection, Sotheby, London, 28 June – 8 July 1835, lot 617 (a group of eight objects).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Salt Sale, 1835, lot 617 (a group of eight objects).
- Egypt and Sudan
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.8298 (Birch Slip Number)