About this object

Pale brown coloured steatite (?) amulet in the form of an animal. Pierced for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs Hearne.
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 22 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne ( Previous owner); Amy Urlin ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

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