About this object

Blue glazed faience amulet in the shape of the Isis knot (tit) hieroglyph. Pilaster back. No loop for suspension present. Provenance recorded as "Egypt, Banks of Nile, 1870"

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    22 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1914
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Susan Maria Birkbeck

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Birkbeck

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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