About this object

Oval plaque of blue glazed faience. On one side is the prenomen of Tuthmosis III with a nefer and netjer sign. On the other is a lion couchant with tail erect, which is chipped. The plaque seal is probably from the 18th Dynasty and has been set in a swivel ring in modern times (probably when in Henry Salt's collection). Dimensions including shank = 23 x 19 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1479 BC - 1425 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis III)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Henry Salt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1827 before
  • Measurements
    3 mm x 9 mm x 12 mm; 1/8 in x 3/8 in x 1/2 in
  • Note
    White label on the side with number 1730 (ex Henry Salt collection)
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Previous owner); Henry Salt (Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Salt

    Owned from: 1835
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1827
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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