Mandrake Fruit Amulet



Blue glazed mandrake fruit amulet. Loop at top, glaze in very good condition. Glued to card by Flaxman Spurrell with other amulets and beads excavated by Flinders Petrie at Tell el Amarna in 1892 to illustrate jewellery types. Annotated in red "TELL EL AMARNA. D.XVIII. Dug up by Petrie. F.C.J.S'. Compare with Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), fig.65.