About this object

Three beads. One blue glaze faience ankh pendant with loops at the top and bottom for threading to string. One faded green clylinder bead with grooved surface. One green glaze faience round flat bead with grooved edge. Dimensions are for the ankh pendant. Excavated by Flinders Petrie.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1892
  • Measurements
    19 mm x 7 mm
  • Note
    In 2008 found with this are 8 other items: 4 Bes figures (part of 56.21.791 - Miss Tankard noted 4 were loose in 1956); 2 flower shaped beads and 2 cornflowers.
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)

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Events

  • Petrie's Excavations at Tell el Amarna, 1891-2

    Start date: 1891
    End date: 1891
    Description: Petrie excavated parts of the city in a winter season between 1891-2. At this time Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911). Petrie gave some of his finds to his close friend, Flaxman Spurrell (1842-1915), whose collection was given to Norwich Castle Museum which was then purchased by Liverpool Museum in 1956. Spurrell's collection form Amarna contains many samples of pigments from houses in the city and artefacts associated with vitreous materials, such as glass rods and moulds for casting faience amulets and beads. For more information see Digital Egypt for Universities website: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/amarna/index.html

Ownership

Previous owners

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