Pomegranate Fruit card

Pomegranate Fruit

M11113d

Currently not on display

One of four preserved pomegranate fruits (Punica granatum). Skin broken with the seeds exposed. In Joseph Mayer's 1852 catalogue it notes the food and fruit in case 7 were "taken from the tombs at Thebes", and so is most likely part of an offering left in a tomb as a food for the spirit of the deceased. Joseph Mayer acquired the pomegranates from Joseph Sams, and then displayed the four of them on a pottery dish (M11114).