About this object

Fourteen yellow and blue faience amuletic pendants in the shape of mandrake fruits. In modern times strung with yellow and light coloured faience and stone beads to form a necklace. This type of fruit-shaped bead were produced to make openwork broad collars characteristic of the 18th Dynasty. When laid on on a sting the length is 150 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1400 - 1186 BC (Dyansty 18 BC - 19) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    5 mm x 150 mm x 395 mm
  • Note
    Evacuation no. 1230 [case 53].
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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