About this object

Ball of clay probably containing hair, impressed with seven seal impressions made using a scarab ring bezel (Ay - Hor ?). Provenance so far not recorded but it can be compared with clay balls containing hair from excavations at Tell el Amarna.

There is a pencil number on the surface but it's hard to make out as the surface is stained from sellotape.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten (1352 BC - 1336 BC) possibly
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    43 mm x 39 mm
  • Note
    For comparanda see: Zeitschrift fur Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 133 (2006), p. 19, pl. III.
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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