About this object

Fragment of cylindrical eyepaint tube of yellow faience with text in blue. The bottom of a cartouche is preserved with signs for 'maat' and 'neb', being part of the throne name Amenhotep III, Nebmaatra. From the State Apartments of the Great Palace in the Central City of Tell el-Amarna. There are signs that the object was previously glued to another object (a mount?).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    22 mm x 21 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society (Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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