About this object

A polished pebble stone probably used in conjunction with a palette for grinding eye-paint. Not marked by the excavator with the grave number but recorded in the register as being from cemetery H. Excavated in Petrie's Predynastic cemetery H near the modern village of Semaina which was recorded by Mr Mace and Mr Iles and which Petrie described as being "a prehistoric cemetery of the later period" ('Diospolis Parva' p.32)

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada I - II)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region
  • Date made
    4000 BC - 3100 BC
  • Materials
    Flint
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region
  • Date collected
    1898 - 1899
  • Measurements
    28 mm x 43 mm x 42 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Diospolis Parva. The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu 1898-9

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: The Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at the Hiw-Semaina region (Diopolis Parva) for the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Hiw-Semaina region, 1898 - 1899

    Start date: 1898
    End date: 1898
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at the Hiw-Semaina region (Diopolis Parva) for the Egypt Exploration Fund. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1898-9 excavations and received 165 finds that were accessioned on 25 September 1899, accession series 25.9.99.2-166. About 65 pottery jars and bowls were destroyed in World War Two. Sketches and descriptions, including tomb numbers, were made by Professor Eric Peet.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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