About this object

Glazed Egyptian faience flat backed fruit and floral amuletic jewellery element: thirty-six blue pomegranate fruit or lotus seed-vessel pendants with suspension holes at the top. This would have been strung to form an openwork broad collar characteristic of the 18th Dynasty. Found during the excavations of a house in the North Suburb of Tell el-Amarna, 1928-9.

Twenty-six pendants were strung in 2008 to create a broad collar for display in the gallery.

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
    330 mm x 14 mm
  • Note
    For this type of jewellery element see, Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), p. 88, pl. 65.
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society (Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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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

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • East Anglia Egyptian Society

    Owned from: 1929
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1928
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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