About this object

Disc of very thin copper. Very thin section with large areas of loss around the edge. Has previously been described as a personal mirror but extremely thin section and no sign of a tang. From Abydos grave 617: a disturbed burial containing "a muddle of bones of five people".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC about
  • Materials
    Copper
  • 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: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1925 - 1926
  • Measurements
    143 mm x 160 mm x 1 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

Publications

  • The Cemeteries of Abydos: Work of the Season 1925-26 in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 16

    Henri Frankfort

    Author: Henri Frankfort
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1930
    Description: Henri Frankfort 'The Cemeteries of Abydos: Work of the Season 1925-26' in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 16 (1930) pp.213-219.

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Abydos 1925 - 1926

    Start date: 1925
    End date: 1925
    Description: Excavations directed by Henri Frankfort for the Egypt Exploration Society resumed at Abydos in 1925. Only a summary of the results were published by Frankfort in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 16, pp. 213-219. World Museum did not subscribe to this excavation but in 1956 the museum purchased much of Norwich Castle Museum's Egyptian collection which contained Egypt Exploration Society excavated material donated by the East Anglia Egyptian Society who subscribed to the EES excavations at Abydos and Amarna. We have 19 items from these excavations.

Ownership

Previous owners

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