About this object

Cylinder seal perforated through the centre and inscribed with hieroglyphs. Professor P. Kaplony of Zurich commented on 25 May 1977 that it's either Middle Kingdom or fake. There is a wax impression of the inscription (35 mm x 54.5 mm x 7 mm). Recorded as being collected on the "Banks of the Nile, 1870".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Animal Tooth
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    32 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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