About this object

Cosmetic dish with circular central depression. Underside is carved in the form of a bound ibex with its head turned back. The central section is striated as are the horns.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 1550 - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 54 mm x 66 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

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  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

  • 'The Nugent and Haggard Collections of Egyptian Antiquities', in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 4, no. 1 (January 1917) pp. 39-46

    Blackman, A. M.

    Author: Blackman, A. M.
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1917
    Description: An article that describes 9 Egyptian artefacts in the collection of Sir H. Rider Haggard kept at his home in Ditchingham, Norfolk. This is before they were donated to Norwich Castle Museum and subsequently purchased by Liverpool Museum in 1956.


Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Rider Haggard

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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