Faience pendant



Accession Number
EC429
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Plants case
Object Type
Jewellery, Necklace, Pendant
Classification
Boyce type C12A
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Height: 14mm | Width: 15mm | Depth: 4mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A yellow faience mandrake pendant (Boyce type C12A) from Amarna. Presented to the museum in 1978 by the British Museum as part of the dispersal of the residual material from the Egypt Exploration Society. Mandrakes were popular in the Eighteenth Dynasty but extend into the Nineteenth Dynasty. Györy (1998, 498) states that in the North Suburb of Amarna every fifth vegetable amulet was a mandrake with an attachment for a bead above and one below.

Bibliography

Boyce, Andrew 1995. Collar and necklace designs at Amarna: a preliminary study of faience pendants. In Kemp, Barry J. (ed.), Amarna reports VI, 336–371. London: The Egypt Exploration Society. Györy, Hedvig 1998. Remarks on Amarna amulets. In Eyre, C. J. (ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Egyptologists, Cambridge, 3-9 September 1995, 497–507. Leuven: Peeters.