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
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector); Amy Urlin (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

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