About this object

Glazed steatite plaque with a cartouche in relief on one side and on the other a standing figure and a column of hieroglyphs. 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
    26 mm x 22 mm x 7 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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