Clay Ball



Small clay ball. Grey in colour. Diameter varies between 20 - 24 mm. Much smaller than other clay balls found during excavations at Tell el-Amarna that contain human hair. This was from the 1923-1924 excavation season, and based on the excavation archives this is one of six clay balls found in House Q44.9 Room 1 within the Main City at Tell el Amarna (excavation find number 23/255). Possibly a gaming piece. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1923. 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).