About this object

Clay ball with multiple seal impressions which are poorly preserved - possibly a standing human figure. Seems to be 29/243 (although EES archive has that at 45 mm diameter)

IF IT IS 29/243:
Clay ball with seal impressions (excavation archive suggests, "three nefer signs between wedjat eyes". Found in House U.36.17 within the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna (excavation find number 29/243). Like many others found in the excavations of homes at Tell el-Amarna this clay ball may contain human hair. Small balls of clay containing human hair were probably used in magical practices.

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
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    52 mm x 57 mm x 56 mm
  • Note
    EES excavations at Tell el-Amarna; Zeitschrift fur Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 133 (2006), p. 19, pl. III (9)
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Private Religion at Amarna: the material evidence

    Stevens, Anna

    Author: Stevens, Anna
    Publisher: Archaeopress
    Date: 2006
    Description: BAR International Series 1587


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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