About this object

Blue/green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal with the representation of a walking lion with sun-disc and leaf incised on the base. Chipped on the head. Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period: Hyksos
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC (Hyksos) about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    J H T Dawson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor
  • Date collected
    1940 before
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 17 mm x 9 mm
  • Related people
    J H T Dawson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • J H T Dawson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1940
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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