An Egyptian Faience Floral Pendant, Amarna Period, ca. 1364-1347 BCE

An Egyptian Faience Floral Pendant, Amarna Period, ca. 1364-1347 BCE


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a beautiful blue-green glazed faience jewelry element representing a cornflower, details of the blossom can be seen on the green body, and tipped in blue, the top with attachment loop.

In ancient Egypt, reproductions of cornflowers have been found dating back to the first half of the 4th millennium BC (Stone to Bronze Age). As a companion of cereal plants and probably also because of its similar color to the blue lotus, it soon became a symbol of life and fertility. It was even cultivated as a garden plant, portrayed, for instance, on wall friezes, and on wall and floor designs in houses and palaces of the Amarna period (1364-1347 BCE). Often flower heads appeared on faience and glazed earthenware, which was also used for pendants of earrings, necklaces, and collars for ladies.

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall, a lovely example.

Dimensions: Height: 2 cm (0.78 inch)

Provenance: Private Massachusetts collection, acquired from the London trade in the late 1980s - early 1990s.

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