About this object

Ivory bead inscribed on one side with two cartouches of Taharqa and on the other with lotus and papyrus flowers. Broken at one end. Previously identified as a knife handle. Pronounced as a forgery by Dr Samuel Birch of the British Museum. Marked in ink 30 or 36. Ex Baron Fejérváry collection.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    19th Century AD
  • Materials
    Tooth Ivory
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Gabor Fejérváry
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851 before
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 72 mm
  • Related people
    Gabor Fejérváry ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner); Ferenc Pulszky ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of the Fejérváry Ivories, in the Museum of Joseph Mayer, Esq., F.S.A.

    Pulszky, F

    Author: Pulszky, F
    Date: 1856


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1855
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Ferenc Pulszky

    Owned from: 1851-02
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1855
    Disposal method: Auctioned
  • Gabor Fejérváry

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1851-02
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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