About this object

Dark green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal engraved with the prenomen of Ramesses II (User-Maat-Ra Setep-en-Ra) within a cartouche framed by two inscriptions: on the right, 'nTr nfr nb tA.wy', "the good god, lord of the two lands"; and on the left '??? mi rA Dt' perhaps translating as [who lives] like Ra eternally". Fine techique. Chipped on one edge, just below the cartouche.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1279 BC - 1213 BC (Dynasty 19: Reign of Ramesses II)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    8.5 mm x 13 mm x 18.5 mm
  • 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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