About this object

Glazed faience flat backed fruit and floral amuletic jewellery element. Blue fruit swelling towards top end where there is a loop.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1400 - 1186 BC (Dyansty 18 BC - 19) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    3 mm x 21 mm x 6 mm; 1/8 in x 13/16 in x 1/4 in
  • Note
    For this type of jewellery element see, Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), p. 88, pl. 65.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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