About this object

Faience flat backed amuletic jewellery element: a white Egyptian lotus or lily petal (Nymphaea lotus) with loop at top for suspension. This would have been strung to form an openwork broad collar characteristic of the 18th Dynasty.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 1400 - 1186 BC (Dyansty 18 - 19)
  • 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 35 mm x 9 mm
  • Note
    For this type of jewellery element see, Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), p. 88, pl. 65.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

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