About this object

A green glazed faience plaque in the form of two cartouches surmounted by plumed disks. The text within in the cartouches is raised relief and hard to distinguish. The handle at the back is broken off. Pierced with three holes. It has been suggested the plaque is possibly a funerary urn label, thumb ring, or a stamp seal. Glaze has erroded in places and surface dirt in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • 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
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    98 mm x 68 mm x 28 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor Garstang, 1909-1914, on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology; ex collection of Professor John Garstang (no. 150); purchased from the collection of Professor John Garstang in 1949; 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 Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • 'Fourth Interim Report on the Excavations at Meroe in Ethiopia' in Liverpool Annals of Archaeology & Anthropology 6, pp. 1-21

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: 1914

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part One: Text

    Török, László

    Author: Török, László
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1997
    Description: Publication of John Garstang's 1909 - 1914 excavations at Meroe city, part of the ancient kingdom of Kush between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD.


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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