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ID number:  ECM 1017
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Mould for Faience Bead
Object type:  Mould
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1550-1295 BCE) ?
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Ceramic
Measurements:  overall: 1.40 cm x 3.90 cm x 2.60 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Possibly from Amarna

An oval shaped clay mould for producing a faience pendant of petal form.

Bibliography:  For more information about Egyptian faience, see S. Boonstra 2016 'Tjehenet: The Brilliant Manufacture of Egyptian Faience' in S. Boonstra (ed.) Objects Come to Life Virtual Exhibition, Birmingham Egyptology.

Notes:  Uniform beads, amulets, and scarabs could be mass-produced by forming the objects in moulds, such as ECM 1017 and ECM 1818, before firing. These moulds may have come from known Eighteenth Dynasty faience workshops, such as those at Amarna and Malkata.

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Myers, William Joseph
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