About this object

Green faience plaque decorated with a Wedjat Eye of Horus on one side, and inscribed with a sphinx wearing the red crown, winged uraeus and nefer sign on the other side. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in several places.

One of three amulets originally on a modern wire. Removed from the wire on 07/07/16 by M.S-F.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 11 mm x 6.5 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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