About this object

Jar with two depressions that might indicate eyes intended to represent the face of Bes. From W. M. Flinders Petrie's 1888-89 excavation season at Hawara.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hawara
  • Date made
    500 BC - 400 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Matthew Flinders Petrie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hawara
  • Date collected
    1889
  • Measurements
    125 mm x 80 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Collector, previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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