Pomegranate Fruit Pendants



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. Seven are loose as the thread holes are broken off. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1926. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).