About this object

Blue glazed faience amulet in the shape of the Isis knot (tit) hieroglyph. Loop for suspension laterally pierced at the back through pillar.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    38 mm x 14 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Susan Maria Birkbeck

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Birkbeck

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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