About this object

A green glazed faience plaque in the form of 3 cartouches, with the plumed disks now missing from the top. The 2 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 2 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
    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
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    65 mm x 70 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. 151); 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)

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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