About this object

Green glazed steatite cowroid seal, circular shape, with linear decoration on the back, and flat base inscribed with cross design. Pierced through the middle for suspension. Chipped in two places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the estate of Dr. Philip Nelson, 1953
  • Collector
    Philip Nelson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 15.5 mm x 6 mm
  • Related people
    Philip Nelson (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Philip Nelson

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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