About this object

Red flat-backed amulet of a seated child (shown in profile). The child wears the sidelock of youth and is raising their hand to their mouth; a gesture associated with youth and Horus the Child (Harpocrates). The amulet is pierced at the top for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    James Currie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1937 before
  • Measurements
    27 mm x 14 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    James Currie ( Collector, previous owner); Daniel H Hanbury ( Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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