About this object

Heart scarab carved from jasper. The underside is uninscribed except for a fine line carved all around the edges, possibly an attempt to draw a frame to contain a text that was never written. The object may be unfinished or the underside was covered in a gold sheet with text.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 19
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    26 mm x 42 mm x 56 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

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