About this object

Bronze fish hook. Thin wire hook, curved end, barbed point, eyelet at the end.The ring was excavated in the isolated buildings (R.41.2) between the Royal Estate and the Great Aten Temple in the Central City region of Tell el-Amarna during the 1932-3 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society. Described by the excavator as, "flimsily built but boasted a number of outbuildings, corn-bins, and courtyards".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1932 - 1933
  • Measurements
    36 mm x 17 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society (Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Explore related



  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.


Previous owners

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