About this object

Glazed steatite plaque with a cartouche in relief on one side and on the other two standing figures; one of which is a jackal-headed god and the other appears to the the patron god of craftsmen, Ptah. One of four plaque amulet forgeries purchased by Florence Nightingale when she was 29 and visitng Egypt in the winter of 1849-50.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Muslim
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1850 AD before
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss Rosalind Nash via Salisbury Museum
  • Collector
    Florence Nightingale
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850
  • Measurements
    36 mm x 32 mm x 8 mm
  • Related people
    Rosalind Frances Nash ( Previous owner); Florence Nightingale ( Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Rosalind Frances Nash

    Owned from: 1910-08-13
    How acquired: Donation
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Florence Nightingale

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1910-08-13
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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