About this object

Glazed Egyptian faience flat backed fruit and floral amuletic jewellery element: a yellow and purple mandrake fruit with a suspension loop at the top. 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: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    About 1352 - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956.
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1891 - 1892
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 9.5 mm x 5 mm
  • Note
    Accession number given in 1978 though recorded as being from the collection of Flaxman Spurrell purchased in 1956. Spurrell was given many small finds from Petrie's 1891-2 excavations at Tell el-Amarna. However, it could also be possible the object is from Hughes and Petrie's 1888 and 1889 excavations at Gurob.
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  • Tell el Amarna

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Methuen
    Date: 1894
    Description: Publication of Fliners Petrie's excavation of parts of the city in a winter season between 1891-2. At this time Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911).

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