Flint Disc


Roughly shaped disc. Thought to be an incomplete bangle. Collected from the Eastern Desert by Mr Heywood Seton-Karr. Date could range from Third to the Second Millenium BC. In 1897 the museum purchased a large group of stone tools from a series of flint mines and workshops at Wadi el-Sheikh. A noteworthy acquisition as the collector, Heywood Seton-Karr, also sold the museum his notes, maps and photographs which were published by the museum: Henry Forbes, "On a collection of stone implements in the Mayer Museum made by Mr H. W. Seton-Karr, in mines of the ancient Egyptians discovered by him on the plateaux of the Nile Valley", Bulletin of the Liverpool Museums volume 2, nos. 3 & 5, January 1900, page 82 figure 1.