Mold for Making Amulet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1 1/16 × 3/4 × 3/8 in. (2.7 × 1.9 × 1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Mold for Making Amulet, ca.1539-525 B.C.E. Clay, 1 1/16 × 3/4 × 3/8 in. (2.7 × 1.9 × 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1891E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.1891E_view01.jpg)
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Pottery mould for making an amulet. The piece is an oval-shaped pat of clay with one flat surface. Into the flat surface is sunk the depression for the casting of the amulet. The type of amulet which was made from this mould is unclear. The depression is tall, and rounded at one end. The other end is flat, and terminated a series of horizontal striations. The mould might be for making a figure of Bes, but it could also be, however, for casting a Djed-pillar.
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