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Date Made/Found: 332-30 BC
Collector: Collected by Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Donor: Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Terracotta
Dimensions: Height 104mm, width 112mm
Place Object Found: Thebes
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J7.10.75.41
This ancient Egyptian plaque shows a lapwing seated on the hieroglyph for lord. The meaning of the image is "all the people worship the king".

Kings in ancient Egypt were called pharaohs. The role of pharaoh usually passed from father to son. Egyptologists group their reigns together into dynasties, partly to show when there was a change to the ruling family. The word pharaoh means great house. It originally referred to the king’s palace but by 1300 BC was used as a title.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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