About this object

Two carnelian beads, each inscribed. Not recorded as forgeries by Percy Newberry or Eric Peet who catalogued in the collection about 1910. They are similar to the large group of carnelian beads that were modern forgeries acquired from Joseph Sams.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    19th Century AD
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    23 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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