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Basalt ceremonial plumb-bob: E.GA.287.1949

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19

Titles

Basalt ceremonial plumb-bob

Description

Plummet

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1949) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)

Dating

Ptolemaic period
Circa -0332 BCE - Circa -0030 BCE

Materials used in production

Basalt

Techniques used in production

Carved

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.287.1949
Primary reference Number: 61985
Oldadmincategory: SA
GayerAnderson: IX.60
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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