About this object

Facsimile of a wooden cylinder seal with the name Senka. Along with the cast of the cylinder is a plaster impression of the inscription.

Original was in the ownership of William MacGregor and sold in 1922. This cast belonged to the University of Liverpool (perhaps specifically to Professor Percy Newberry) and was displayed in the museum before the Second World War (see Handbook and Guide, 1930, p. 30) and appears in a list of loans from the University of Liverpool dated 30 January 1928.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2900 BC - 2686 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Univeristy of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    35 mm x 31 mm
  • Related people
    Beni Hasan Excavation Committee ( Previous owner); John Garstang ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector); University of Liverpool ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby's 26 June - 6 July 1922)

    Newberry, Percy

    Author: Newberry, Percy
    Publisher: Sotheby's
    Date: 1922
    Description: Professor Percy Newberry was very familiar with MacGregor's collection and produced the text for Sotheby's catalogue. There is useful detail, such as where the objects were collected and some photographs.

  • Scarabs and Cylinders with Names

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1917


Previous owners

  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

    Owned from: 1902
    How acquired: Excavated
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Donation
  • John Garstang

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