About this object

Blue glazed faience plaque seal in oval shape. A fish engraved on one side and the prenomen of Tuthmose III, Maat feather, sun disc and gold sign on the other side. Pierced through the length for suspension. Fine technique. Perfect preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1479 BC - 1425 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis III)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Henry Salt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1827 before
  • Measurements
    12 mm x 17 mm; x 1/2 in x 11/16 in
  • Note
    White label on the side with number 1731 (ex Henry Salt collection). Note by Charles Gatty says: "[see] Hertz coll: cat p. 118, no. 1731.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Previous owner); Henry Salt ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: 1835
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Henry Salt

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