Clay Ball



Clay ball with multiple seal impressions. 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. Marked in black ink with the excavation find number: TA/28-9 75. Find number 29/75: Found during the Egypt Exploration Society 1929 excavations in House U.36.34 within the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna. 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).