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Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date made
    1877 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
    Fruit; Leaf Raffia
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date collected
    1889 - 1890
  • Measurements
    24 mm x 89 mm x 93 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Exploring Ancient Egypt

    Shaw, Ian

    Author: Shaw, Ian
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 2003
    Description:

  • Illahun, Kahun and Gurob 1889-90

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: David Nutt.
    Date: 1891
    Description: Publication of fieldwork directed by Flinders Petrie at 3 sites in the Faiyum: Lahun (the pyramid), Kahun (the town) and Gurob (palace). Chapters by Sayce, Mahaffy, Hicks, F. Ll. Griffith and Flaxman Spurrell. 28 plates. Percy Newberry wrote the chapter, "The ancient botany", pp. 46-50.

  • Kahun, Gurob and Hawara

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and co.
    Date: 1890
    Description: Publication of fieldwork directed by Flinders Petrie at 3 sites in the Faiyum: Kahun, Gurob and Hawara. Chapters by F. Ll. Griffith and Percy E. Newberry. 28 plates. Percy Newberry wrote the chapter, "The ancient botany", pp. 46-50.

  • 'The plant material found by Petrie at Lahun and some remarks on the problems of identifying Egyptian plant names' in S. Quirke (ed.) Lahun Studies

    Germer, Renate

    Author: Germer, Renate
    Publisher: SIA Publishing
    Date: 1998
    Description: Germer, Renate, 'The plant material found by Petrie at Lahun and some remarks on the problems of identifying Egyptian plant names' in S. Quirke (ed.) Lahun Studies pp. 84-91

Events

  • Petrie's excavations at Lahun, 1889-90

    Start date: 1889
    End date: 1889
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Lahun (also called Kahun) in 1889: the first season started after the close of excavations at Hawara on February 11 1889. The second season started on October 3 1889 and lasted for 10 weeks. Much later Petrie returned to the site in 1914, 1920 and 1921, to complete his investigation of the Pyramid of Senwosret II. In 1889 Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911). Petrie gave some of his finds to his close friend, Flaxman Spurrell (1842-1915), whose collection was given to Norwich Castle Museum which was then purchased by Liverpool Museum in 1956. This included finds from the excavation of thet temple of Senwosret II and flints from the town.

Ownership

Previous owners

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