About this object

Sample of gold leaf collected by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Sealed within a flat glass tube with a paper label annotated, "GOLD BC 700 Hawara EGYPT". Previously mounted on a wooden display board labelled, "GOLD-LEAF Hawara, Egypt".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic; Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hawara
  • Date made
    332 BC - 100 AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hawara
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    64 mm x 20 mm x 12 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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