About this object

Broad circular ring with slit opening. The identification of this type of ring is still uncertain but they were probably worn as ear or hair ornaments. Recorded by Flaxman Spurrell as being 18th Dynasty. From one of Flinders Petrie's excavations - probably Tell el-Amarna or Gurob.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC about
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1888 about
  • Measurements
    6 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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