About this object

Fragment of carved limestone with incised male profile and hieroglyphs. A trial piece very similar to those excavated at Tell el Amarna. Compare with figured ostraca from Amarna e.g., 'The City of Akhenaten part 3' (London, 1951) pl. LXX.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1917 before
  • Measurements
    185 mm x 180 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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