About this object

Part of a broken circular dish of dark green-grey steatite. Convex base has incised rosette in the centre, surrounded by concentric circles. The upper face is concave with a lizard in relief across the centre. The whole surface is very chipped and scratched. Has previously been considered by past curator Dr Dorothy Downes to be Ramesside but is very much like examples from the Ptolemaic Period.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    360 BC - 30 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1900s early
  • Measurements
    18 mm x 40 mm x 58 mm
  • Note
    Most likely excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie; Mrs Hearne's husband was curator of Littlehampton Museum which received Egyptian material from Miss Amy Urlin (sister-in-law to Professor Flinders Petrie).
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joyce Hearne

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or purchase?
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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