About this object

Cylinder seal perforated through the centre and inscribed with hieroglyphs. Professor P. Kaplony of Zurich commented on 25 May 1977 that it's either Middle Kingdom or fake. There is a wax impression of the inscription (56.20.307b). Recorded as being collected on the "Banks of the Nile, 1870".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 11 - Dynasty 13 (about 2055 BC - 1650 BC)
  • Materials
    Tooth Animal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    32 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Birkbeck (Previous owner); William Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Susan Birkbeck

    Owned from: 1897
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1914
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William Birkbeck

    Owned from: 1870
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1897
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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