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Shell pendant: E.270.1932

Object information

Titles

Shell pendant

Description

Pendant, with cartouche of Senwosret I

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.103 m
Length: 0.11 m

Relative size of this object

11 cm10.3 cm1 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Find spot

  • Abydos Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Whyte, Edward Towry

Dating

Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
-1956 BCE - -1911 BCE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Shell

Techniques used in production

Carved

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.270.1932
Primary reference Number: 53001
Oldadmincategory: M
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 29 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Shell pendant" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/53001 Accessed: 2022-05-19 22:32:54

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