Late Period, 664-332 BC. A ceramic mould for the production of a rectangular amulet with two suspension loops, frieze of three deities in profile; with a modern cast from the mould. 16 grams total, 37mm (1 1/2"). Ex Michael Nellist collection, Cornwall, UK; acquired from Charles Ede in 2006, Egyptian Antiquities catalogue, item no.33a; accompanied by a copy of the catalogue; previously in the Mustaki collection. The Mike Nellist Collection. His interest in antiquity was piqued when, during the 1970s, he spent some time working in Israel and had the opportunity to visit Roman-period locations including Lake Galilee and Masada, the site of the famous Judaean revolt and subsequent massacre. He made his first purchases at that time and was soon building an enviable collection of artefacts. While at university, he was able to study human remains at first hand in conjunction with archaeological research and from there his passion for the human aspects of historical research was kindled. Now retired, Mike indulges one of his other passions â€“ wildlife and nature photography.