Scarab Seal

56.21.509d

About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs representing a bee surrounded by a serpent. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Damaged in places.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Cronshy
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851
  • Measurements
    15.5 mm x 10.5 mm x 6 mm
  • Related people
    Cronshy (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cronshy

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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