About this object

Sample of pigment from the pyramid town of Lahun. Sealed within two circular concave pieces of glass (watch glass) with a paper label annotated "FRIT XII.D. KAHUN".

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
  • 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: Lahun
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 52 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Collector, previous owner)

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  • Petrie's excavations at Lahun, 1889-90

    Start date: 1889
    End date: 1889
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Lahun (also called Kahun) in 1889: the first season started after the close of excavations at Hawara on February 11 1889. The second season started on October 3 1889 and lasted for 10 weeks. Much later Petrie returned to the site in 1914, 1920 and 1921, to complete his investigation of the Pyramid of Senwosret II. In 1889 Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911). Petrie gave some of his finds to his close friend, Flaxman Spurrell (1842-1915), whose collection was given to Norwich Castle Museum which was then purchased by Liverpool Museum in 1956. This included finds from the excavation of thet temple of Senwosret II and flints from the town.


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