About this object

Green glazed steatite cowroid seal with incised single round the edge and the threading holes. The base is inscribed with a lotus design. Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze worn in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18 early)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Excavations Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool, 1906
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 7 mm x 4.5 mm
  • Note
    Professor Newberry dated the cowroid to the 18th or 19th Dynasty (record card says early 18th Dynasty), contra Dr Downes who dated the contents of Esna tomb no. 303 w to the Middle Kingdom. See Dorothy Downes, ‘The Excavations at Esna 1905-1906’ (Warminster, 1974) p. 64, no. 303.
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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