About this object

Portion of a wreath composed of Nymphaea, Origanum and Scirpus inclinatus. Prepared and mounted for display by Percy Newberry. Described as "flowers of the blue water lily and twigs of Sweet Marjoram" by Percy Newberry;

Object specifics

  • Type
    Plant Remains
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic - Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hawara
  • Date made
    332 BC - 100 AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hawara
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    51 mm x 192 mm
  • Note
    See Percy Newberry, "On the vegetable remains discovered in the cemetery of Hawara" in Petrie, Hawara, Biahmu, and Arsinoe (London, 1889), pp. 46-53; See Percy Newberry, "The ancient botany", in Petrie, Kahun, Gurob and Hawara (London, 1890), pp. 46-50.

    Published in error as "56.20.755" in 'Biological Anthropology and the Study of Ancient Egypt' edited by Vivian Davies and Roxie Walker (London, 1993) p. 18.
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