About this object

Light green glazed faience seal, rectangular shape, plain surface on one side, incised with a line all around the edges, incised with a representation of Bes holding two snakes on the other side. The seal is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Giza
  • Date collected
    1870 before
  • Measurements
    23.5 mm x 19 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Greville John Chester (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1870
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Greville John Chester

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1870
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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