About this object

Thin strip of gold with Wadjet (Eye of Horus) engraved at each end: one end perforated, the other end broken off. Fine technique.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Sams
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    9 mm x 60 mm x 2 mm
  • Note
    Joseph Mayer, Catalogue of the Egyptian Museum, No. VIII, Colquitt Street, Liverpool (Liverpool, 1852), page 19: "No. 208. Gold, Plates of, consisting of ornaments, small ear-rings, of Anubis, the eye of Osiris, taken from various parts of mummies"; Joseph Sams catalogue, page 60, no. 257.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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