CARNELIAN MANDRAKE AMULET

£150.00

Measurements: 1.5 cm - height

 

Description: An Egyptian carnelian amulet, carefully carved in the shape of a mandrake fruit. A series of vertical lines have been incised for decorative purposes. The back is unmodelled and displays earthly encrustations. The amulet is pierced longitudinally at the top for suspension. 

 

The mandrake becomes a popular image in Egyptian art because the plant and its berries were associated with the concepts of love and desire, possibly to be achieved or aided by a potion made from the plant.

 

Period: New Kingdom, 1550 – 1070 BC

 

Condition: Fine, complete and intact.

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