About this object

Ear stud made of bone or very weathered Egyptian alabaster. Excavtion number 31/115. Excavated in the North Suburb: area U33.7, 1 of 3 'small neat houses in a row, with no grounds or garden'.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • 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) about
  • Materials
    Animal Bone
  • 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
  • Measurements
    25 mm x 18 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


  • The City of Akhenaten II. The North Suburb and the Desert Altars. The Excavations at Tell el Amarna During the Seasons 1926-1932

    Frankfort, H; Pendlebury, J D S

    Author: Frankfort, H; Pendlebury, J D S
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1933
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna between 1921 and 1936.


Previous owners

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