About this object

Mushroom-shaped pendant made from coils of blue, yellow and white glass. Pierced through the length and considered to have been worn on a wire suspended from the ear-lobe. From Garstang's 1909 excavations at Abydos, tomb 941 A'09. Appears in excavation archive photograph A414.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1550 - 1069 BC (Dynasty 18 BC - 20) about
  • Materials
    Glass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1909
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 14 mm
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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