Glass and stone necklace with pendants in the shape of mandrake leaves

The mandrake plant was used as a narcotic and a sedative but also for its hallucinogenic and aphrodisiac properties. Needless to say this was a very popular plant and its leave were considered to have erotic influences.

Egyptian

Found in Saqqara

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1450 BC

Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities

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