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Eye of Horus amulet

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explorer:
Hello,

Please help with identification of this blue Eye of Horus amulet.
The size is about 13mm. Seems like the material is turquoise.

When it was made?

Regards,
Explorer

otlichnik:
The material is faience, an Egyptian ceramic made from quartz dust and given a blue glaze.

That is what 99% of the light blue Egyptian items are.  It was made in imitation of turquoise.  Turquoise was restricted to royals and extremely important people while the lesser officials could afford faience.

I will leave details on the repentant for the true experts.

SC

explorer:
Thank you for this input. So, it is the difference between handcrafted product and mass production. I assume this one is indeed faience product.
On the web, I see almost similar amulets found in archeological context. They are dated between 800 to 600BCE.
Explorer

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