Two Diorite Poppy Bead Amulets

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Diorite
Dimensions: each 1.7 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1299
Provenance: Collection Ezeldeen Taha Eldarir, acquired on 15 May 1930 from Salahaddin Sirmali in Cairo and then brought to the USA.
Condition: Intact
Description: Two small diorite amulets in form of a cornflower with a broad flower head and jagged petals. The stem pierced for suspension. Since the New Kingdom cornflowers were worn as symbols for regeneration on necklaces or individually as an amulet.