About this object

Scaraboid amulet with the representation of a fish (and possibly a crocodile?) on the obverse and on the reverse a hieroglyphic inscription. Part of a votive deposit John Garstang excavated beneath the floor of a palace that was built over an older temple. These religious objects probably date to the Napatan Period (about 700 BC - 300 BC).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Napatan Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    700 BC - 300 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    36 mm x 28 mm x 10 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor Garstang, 1909-1914, on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology; ex collection of Professor John Garstang (no. 211); purchased from the collection of Professor John Garstang in 1949; This object should have be assigned the accession number 49.47.911 but an incorrect number was painted and the object is now marked as 49.47.857a.
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Publications

  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)

    Author: Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx

  • Méroé un empire sur le Nil

    Baud, Michel; Sackho-Autissier, Aminata; Labbé-Toutée

    Author: Baud, Michel; Sackho-Autissier, Aminata; Labbé-Toutée
    Publisher: Musée du Louvre
    Date: 2010
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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