About this object

Amulet of a couchant animal. Pierced twice. Carved from a hard smooth cream coloured stone (limestone?).

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
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Cronshy
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851
  • Measurements
    21 mm x 13 mm x 7 mm
  • Note
    Purchased from Mr Cronshy of Thetford in 1925. Said to have collected in Egypt, 1851.
  • Related people
    Cronshy ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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