About this object

A string of seven small amulets and one loose hand-shaped amulet. From Cemetery W at Hiw, grave W83. Dated to the late Old Kingdom (Dynasty 6 - 7) by the excavator, W. M. F. Petrie.

Dimensions are for one amulet.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 2055 BC about
  • Materials
    Amethyst; Egyptian Faience; Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date collected
    1899
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 4 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Excavator)

Explore related

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Hiw-Semaina region, 1898 - 1899

    Start date: 1898
    End date: 1898
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at the Hiw-Semaina region (Diopolis Parva) for the Egypt Exploration Fund. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1898-9 excavations and received 165 finds that were accessioned on 25 September 1899, accession series 25.9.99.2-166. About 65 pottery jars and bowls were destroyed in World War Two. Sketches and descriptions, including tomb numbers, were made by Professor Eric Peet.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1899
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1899-09-25
    Disposal method: Donation (excavation subscription)
Object view = Humanities
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