About this object

String of seven cylinder beads of faience, glass and stone, with three crucifixes of carved bone and one crucifix of cast lead. The dimensions reflect how the object is mounted. The largest crucifix of bone is incised with two lines and five circles with a suspension hop at the top. It is 39 mm in height, 19 mm in width and a thickness of 5 mm.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • Materials
    Animal Bone; Lead; Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    8 mm x 88 mm x 125 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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