About this object

A lump of unworked carnelian that would have been used to make objects such as beads.
From an excavation of Professor Flinders Petrie - could be from the jewellery workshop he excavated at Hierakonpolis where he recovered large amounts of worked carnelian and flint tools.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Artefact
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Joyce Hearne
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    30 mm x 18 mm x 19 mm
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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