About this object

One part of a bivalve shell inscribed with the name Senwosret within a cartouche, a prenomen used by three 12th Dynasty pharaohs. Purchased as lot 333 in an unrecorded auction for Sir Henry Wellcome. The inscription could have been made in modern times.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Artefact
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1965 BC - 1831 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
    Oyster
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    80 mm x 130 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

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