About this object

Five lumps of blue and turquoise coloured pigment (frit) collected at Gurob by W. M. Flinders Petrie. Previously mounted on a display board by Flaxman Spurrell, with a handwritten label on the back, "5 pieces of frit from Gurob XVIII Dynasty".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Gurob
  • Date made
    1479 BC - 1143 BC
  • Materials
    Pigment
  • 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: Gurob
  • Date collected
    1889
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Flaxman Spurrell’s Experimenting with Painting Materials in Carolyn Graves-Brown (editor) 'Egyptology in the Present: Experiential and Experimental Methods in Archaeology'

    Cooke, Ashley

    Author: Cooke, Ashley
    Publisher: The Classical Press of Wales
    Date: 2015
    Description: Ashley Cooke, ‘Flaxman Spurrell’s Experimenting with Painting Materials' in Carolyn Graves-Brown (editor) 'Egyptology in the Present: Experiential and Experimental Methods in Archaeology' (The Classical Press of Wales, 2015) pp. 1-11.

  • Illahun, Kahun and Gurob 1889-90

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: David Nutt
    Date: 1891
    Description: Publication of fieldwork directed by Flinders Petrie at 3 sites in the Faiyum: Lahun (the pyramid), Kahun (the town) and Gurob (palace). Chapters by Sayce, Mahaffy, Hicks, F. Ll. Griffith and Flaxman Spurrell. 28 plates. Percy Newberry wrote the chapter, "The ancient botany", pp. 46-50.

  • Kahun, Gurob and Hawara

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Kegan Paul; Trench; Trubner and Co
    Date: 1890
    Description: Publication of fieldwork directed by Flinders Petrie at 3 sites in the Faiyum: Kahun, Gurob and Hawara. Chapters by F. Ll. Griffith and Percy E. Newberry. 28 plates. Percy Newberry wrote the chapter, "The ancient botany", pp. 46-50.

Events

  • Petrie's Excavations at Gurob, 1889-90

    Start date: 1889
    End date: 1889
    Description: Excavations for two seasons by Mr Hughes-Hughes who was working for Flinders Petrie. 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. Fore more details see the Digital Egypt for Universities website: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/gurob/index.html

Ownership

Previous owners

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