About this object

Blue glazed faience bezel with moulded decoration of a nefer hieroglyph meaning 'beautiful'. Broken into two fragments. Hoop missing.

Excavation find number 23/140 (found in the Main City, house Q.46.30 room 3).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 1931
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1923
  • Measurements
    8 mm x 10 mm x 22 mm
  • Note
    Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Tell el-Amarna and given to the museum in 1931 (from 'office stock' of excavated finds) via Dr Robert Mond, as a momento of an exhibition organised by the Egypt Exploration Society in the autumn of 1930, in which the museum helped by loaning some jewellery.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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