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. Record card states find spot as "Pyramids of Giza".

Object specifics

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

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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