About this object

Fish-shaped greywacke palette. Miniature sized and pierced. Marked in black, "679"; and in pencil, "50".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date made
    3000 BC before
  • Materials
    Greywacke
  • 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: Naqada
  • Date collected
    1895
  • Measurements
    2 mm x 28 mm x 48 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by Professor Petrie at Naqada during the winter of 1894-5 for the Egyptian Research Account; Ex Norwich Castle Museum, inv. 54.04 (donated by Flaxman Spurrell, 1904). Petrie and Quibell, 'Naqada and Ballas' (London, 1896)
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Collector, previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Egyptian Antiquities in the Liverpool Museum: a List of the Provenanced Objects

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1986
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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