Date Palm Fruits card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Date Palm Fruits


Currently not on display


Four pieces of fruit from the date palm, Phoenix dactylifera. Collected at the pyramid town of Lahun by W. M. Flinders Petrie, 1889-90. Kept within a glass lidded cardboard box. Annotation in black in on a piece of paper kept inside the tube by Percy Newberry: "Two fruits of the date-palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Kahun. XII dynasty. P.E.N. 1889". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Some damage to surface, surface dirt, cracked surface. Dimensions are for the container.