About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal engraved with the name Khakheperra within a cartouche, the throne name of King Senusret II, 4th ruler of the 12th Dynasty. The cartouche is surrounded by a spiral scrolls motif. Chipped at the front and very much broken at the bottom, right across the base of the cartouche. Originally pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1880 BC - 1874 BC (Dynasty 12: Reign of Senusret II)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    9 mm x 14 mm x 15 mm
  • Note
    Sketch drawing on the 1867 Gatty slip record card.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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