A rare Amarna Glass Pomegranate Pendant, New Kingdom, ca. 1353 - 1336 BCE
EJ1907Regular price $5,000 USD
In characteristic pomegranate form, the globular body and flaring top of dark blue glass, the scalloped rim of red glass, and the suspension loop of lighter blue glass.
Pomegranates were first brought back to Egypt at the beginning of the New Kingdom from Western Asia and quickly became a popular motif for jewelry, amulets, and vessels.
cf: B. Nolte. Die Glassgefässe im Alten Ägypten. Munich. Munchener Ägyptologische Studien. 14, #128 and fragmentary example, Petrie Museum,
Dimensions: Length: 2.8 cm (1.1 inches)
Condition: Repaired from several pieces.
Provenance: Private English collection, acquired in the 1950s, thereafter J.B. collection, United Kingdom, acquired from the English trade in 2011.