Vessel-stamp card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Vessel-stamp

9.9.86.56

Currently not on display

Information

Fragment of a circular stamp with trace of an incised scene in negative (fore-legs of an animal) surrounded by a decorative band of flowers. May have been used to stamp plaster seals of amphora stoppers, rather than cake or bread as described by Petrie in his publication of the excavation (Petrie 1886). Assumed lost in the Second World War until 23 June 2020 when located within the Roman collection. The last numbers of the accession number are almost illegible and after the Second World War the object had not been recognised as being part of the Egyptian collection. Published on the British Museum's website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/X__5254