About this object

Fragment of bone furniture inlay with a leaf pattern motif. Either found within a large ash-heap at Shurafa; or a grave at Scenas Mandras, a Ptolemaic Period cemetery three miles to the north of Shurafa (see Petrie and Mackay 1915 pp. 40-45).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Byzantine Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Shurafa
  • Date made
    6th Century AD - 7th Century AD
  • Materials
    Bone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Transferred from Gilstrap Public Library and Municipal Museum
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Shurafa
  • Date collected
    1911 - 1913
  • Measurements
    52 mm x 18 mm
  • Note
    W.M.Flinders Petrie, Ernest Mackay. Heliopolis, Kafr Ammar and Shurafa, (London, 1915, British School of Archaeology in Egypt); Pl. XLIX; The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided.
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Ownership

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