About this object

Forgery of a green glazed steatite seal decorated on one side with linear patterns. The other side is flat and incised with hieroglyphs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Seems to be a forgery. Collected on the "banks of the Nile, 1870".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1870 AD before
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    21.5 mm x 13 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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