About this object

Roughly round in profile, sewn at the edges, now rather flattened. Skin has split in places revealing the stuffing of chaff or straw.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Toys and Games
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom or later
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC after
  • Materials
    Skin Leather
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1878
  • Collector
    Augustus Wollaston Franks
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1878 before
  • Measurements
    21 mm x 49 mm x 47 mm
  • Note
    Difficult to date because there is no information about the provenance. However, compare with a Middle Kingdom example in William Matthew Flinders Petrie, Kahun, Gurob and Hawara, (London, 1890) p.28.
  • Related people
    Augustus Wollaston Franks ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Augustus Wollaston Franks

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1878
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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