About this object

Part of a jar-seal of dark brown clay, bearing the impression of a cylinder seal rolled across the surface. There are impressions bearing the name of King Sekhemib who may be identified with the second dynasty King Peribsen. From 'Tomb P', Petrie's "King Sekhem-ab-Perabsen".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    2700 BC about
  • Materials
    Clay
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos: Umm el-Qaab
  • Date collected
    1901
  • Measurements
    48 mm x 40 mm x 42 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • The Royal Tombs of the First Dynasty. 1900. Part I.

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1900
    Description:

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Abydos 1899 - 1904

    Start date: 1899
    End date: 1899
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Abydos 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 1899-1900 excavations and received 179 finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series 24.9.00.56-126 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs...) The museum subscribed to the 1900-1901 excavations and received 114 finds that were accessioned on 14 October 1901, accession series 14.10.01.1-53 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs but also Middle Kingdom finds from tombs D79 and D81). The museum subscribed to the 1901-1902 Abydos excavations and received 57 finds that were accessioned on 16 September 1902, accession series 16.9.02.1-57 (...)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1901
    How acquired: Excavated
    Owned until: 1901-10-14
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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