Egyptian Green Feldspar Writing Tablet

GBP 225.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Egyptian writing tablet amulet formed from a green and brown feldspar. The amulet is rectangular in shape and features a tube shaped element with vertical grooves to the top for suspension, now blocked. There are some chips to the edges of the amulet. Writing tablet amulets were positioned on the throat, chest or stomach of the deceased, and, along with seal amulets, were concerned with the survival of the deceased’s name. Such writing materials are prayed for in the 94th chapter of the Book of the Dead.

Date: Circa 664-30 BC
Period: Late Period – Ptolemaic Period

Object History

Ex. Early 20th Century collection, UK

Object Condition

Good condition, minor chip to the edge.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.3 x H:2.4 centimeters

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+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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