About this object

String of seven cylinder beads of faience, glass and stone, with three crucifixes of carved bone and one crucifix of cast lead. The dimensions reflect how the object is mounted. The largest crucifix of bone is incised with two lines and five circles with a suspension hop at the top. It is 39 mm in height, 19 mm in width and a thickness of 5 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd - 9th centuries AD
  • Materials
    Bone Animal; Lead; Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Before 1919
  • Measurements
    8 cm x 88 cm x 125 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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