About this object

Rectangular plaque seal. One side is inscribed with a standing figure, a feather and another sign. The other side is inscribed with a standing figure raising an arm, an animal, a 'men' sign and a sun-disc. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped and damaged in several places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    747 BC - 656 BC (Dynasty 25)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the estate of Dr. Philip Nelson, 1953
  • Collector
    Philip Nelson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1932
  • Measurements
    15.5 mm x 12 mm x 6 mm
  • Note
    Note with object suggests it was purchased in 1932. History file lists the current object as follows: "Seal, Egypt, Petrie Coll, 25 Dyn, Nelson Coll 53.114.222".
  • Related people
    Philip Nelson (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Philip Nelson

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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