About this object

A range of rods and flattened strips of glass found with other artifacts related to glass production at Tell el Amarna by Flinders Petrie. Glass became a luxury item from about 1500 BC. Molten glass was swirled around a disposable clay core then decorated with rods of coloured glass to create swirled patterns. Colours were created by adding different mineral pigments. These coloured rods were mounted on the card by Flaxman Spurrell (dimensions are 120 mm x 163 mm).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
    Glass
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1892
  • Measurements
    10 mm x 120 mm x 163 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Tell el Amarna

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Methuen
    Date: 1894
    Description: Publication of Fliners Petrie's excavation of parts of the city in a winter season between 1891-2. At this time Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911).

Ownership

Previous owners

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