About this object

Steatite scarab shaped seal inscribed on the base, "Happiness, Health, Vigour, Wealth!". Dated by Professor Sayce to 2000 BC. Said to have been found in Cyprus.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 12 (about 1800 BC)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr Frank Steven, Salisbury Museum
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
    1947 before
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 11 mm x 7 mm
  • Note
  • Related people
    Salisbury Museum (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Salisbury Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1947
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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