About this object

Body sherd fragment of a cylindrical eyepaint tube. Blue glazed faience with black hieroglyphs within a cartouche. Name of Amenhotep IV, Neferkheperra. Marked on the back by the excavator 306.

From the State Apartments (the Southern Section: 3. the South-East Courts: a. South) of the Great Palace in the Central City of Tell el-Amarna.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • 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)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • 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
    1935
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 20 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society ( Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Explore related

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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