Amulets



Accession Number
EC1129a
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Periods
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period
Dynasty
Sixth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Mostagedda, Grave 10005
Number of Elements
10
Animal
Falcon/hawk

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Description

Ten small faience amulets of an orange/brown colour. One is in the shape of a hawk. They are from the Brunton excavation of Mostagedda. They likely date to the First Intermediate Period, although Brunton dates them to the Sixth Dynasty. 29/10005 is presumably the excavation number. Grave 10005 is not described in Brunton, G. 1937 'Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture', however items on page LVII nos. 45, 68 are said to come from this grave. Some of the amulets look very similar to those illustrated as coming from grave 10002 (plate LXV in Brunton's 1937 publication).

Bibliography

See Brunton, G. 1937. 'Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture' London plate LVII number 68 for a picture of an ivory amulet from this grave

Wellcome Number
87141 QQ
Other Identity
29/10005 (British Museum)
Previous Owners
Guy Brunton (1878–1948) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 11 Dec 2020

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