About this object

Scarab of green glazed steatite with a carved representation of Sobek as a crocodile headed man. There is a modern seal impression made by Professor Newberry. Compares very well with one illustrated in Petrie's 'Buttons and Design Scarabs' (London1925) pl. XV no. 1070, although described as representing Taweret.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Saft el-Hinna
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1906
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Saft el-Hinna
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 24 mm x 17 mm
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Hyksos and Israelite Cities

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1906
    Description: Record of Petrie's Egyptian Research Account excavations at Saft el-Hinna.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1906-08-28
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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