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
    Food
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC about
  • Materials
    Nut Palm
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    James Currie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1937 before
  • 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)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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