About this object

A green glazed faience plaque in the form of 3 cartouches, with plumed disks on the top. The two outer cartouches contain a ribbed leaf pattern and the central cartouche contains hieroglyphs in raised relief. The handle at the back is broken off. Pierced with six holes. It has been suggested the plaque is possibly a funerary urn label or a stamp seal. Glaze has erroded in most places and surface dirt in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    100 BC - 100 AD
  • 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
    1914
  • Measurements
    72 mm x 57 mm x 11 mm
  • Note
    John Garstang, 'Fourth interim report on the excavations at Meroe', in Liverpool Annals of Archaeology & Anthropology volume 6 (1914): p. 4, pl. iv (4).
  • Related people
    John Garstang (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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