Clay Ball



Clay ball with multiple seal impressions which are poorly preserved - possibly a standing human figure. Excavation archives say the seals are "three nefer signs between wedjat eyes". Find number 29/243: Found in House U.36.17 within the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna (excavation find number 29/243). Like many others found in the excavations of homes at Tell el-Amarna this clay ball may contain human hair. Small balls of clay containing human hair were probably used in magical practices. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1926. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).