About this object

Pottery ostracon inscribed with two columns of hieroglyphic text in black ink on the obverse and reverse. Fragment of a vessel of red pottery with curved profile.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom or later
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 - 1069 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Before 1917
  • Measurements
    112 mm x 92 mm x 26 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.


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    Start date: 1970-01-27
    End date: 1970-01-27
    Description: The museum created a travelling exhibition consisiting of 8 artefacts and display material for a showcase illustrating the topic of writing in ancient Egypt. The group was arranged in a showcase and was loaned to Joseph Williams Primary School, Gateacre, Merseyside, between 27 January - 27 February 1970.


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