About this object

Five strings of beads arranged as one necklace. Several hundred small bright blue glass disc beads; thirty-four small carnelian ball beads; one with a green glazed steatite scarab inscribed 'neb maat', meaning Lord of Truth; eight stone pendants of different forms.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Gurob
  • Date made
    1295 - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Glass; Stone
  • 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: Gurob
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    335 mm x 39 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Petrie's Excavations at Gurob, 1889-90

    Start date: 1889
    End date: 1889
    Description: Excavations for 2 season by Mr Hughes-Hughes who was working for Flinders Petrie. At this time 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. Fore more details see the Digital Egypt for Universities website: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/gurob/index.html


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