About this object

A green glazed faience plaque in the form of three cartouches, with the plumed disks now missing from the top. The two outer cartouches contain ankhs and the central cartouche contains a representation of a ram's head above a rossette. The decoration is in raised relief. The handle at the back is broken off. Pierced with two holes at the bottom. It has been suggested the plaque is possibly a funerary urn label 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
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    65 mm x 70 mm x 10 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)


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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