About this object

Pierced stone reel that was used as a finial on a chariot harness.

From the 'Wady Houses' area T.34.3 in the North Suburb, described as "the area to which this number has been given consisted originally either of slums or else of a large number of outhouses and servants' rooms belonging to a big house, now entirely washed away by the wady".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • 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
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    53 mm x 68 mm
  • Note
    Frankfort and Pendlebury, 'City of Akhenaten Part II, The North Suburbs and the Desert Altars' (London, 1933), p. 66-7 and 80.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • The City of Akhenaten II. The North Suburb and the Desert Altars. The Excavations at Tell el Amarna During the Seasons 1926-1932

    Frankfort, H; Pendlebury, J D S

    Author: Frankfort, H; Pendlebury, J D S
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1933
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna between 1921 and 1936.


Previous owners

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