About this object

Blue glazed faience flat-backed amuletic pendants in the shape of pomegranate fruits (or lotus seed-vessels) with suspension holes at the top. Found during the excavations of a house in the North Suburb of Tell el-Amarna, 1928-9.

36 pendants in total: 29 are threaded on string with 5 small disc-shaped beads. 7 are loose as the thread holes are broken off.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1928 - 1929
  • Measurements
    3 mm x 14 mm x 140 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society (Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • The City of Akhenaten II. The North Suburb and the Desert Altars. The Excavations at Tell el Amarna During the Seasons 1926-1932

    Frankfort, H; Pendlebury, J D S

    Author: Frankfort, H; Pendlebury, J D S
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1933
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna between 1921 and 1936.

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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