About this object

Dom palm nut (Hyphaene thebaica). Like other examples from New Kingdom tombs this was probably left in the tomb as food for the deceased. The object has a sticker on the side (previous Norwich Castle Museum label).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 1550 - 1069 BC (Dynasty 18 - 20)
  • Materials
    Nut Palm
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    James Currie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    46 mm x 58 mm x 72 mm
  • Note
    Probably from tombs at Thebes.
  • Related people
    James Currie (Collector, previous owner); Daniel H Hanbury (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1941
    How acquired: Gift
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Daniel H Hanbury

    Owned from: 1937
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1941
    Disposal method: Donated
  • James Currie

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1937
    Disposal method: Bequested
Object view = Humanities
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