About this object

Scarab shaped seal engraved with a representation of the king as a sphinx trampling over an enemy. In front of the sphinx is a cartouche containing one of the names of Tuthmose III (Menkhepera). Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1479 - 1425 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis III)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    Before 1909
  • Measurements
    16 mm x 12 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Explore related


  • Liverpool Excavations at Abydos 1906-1909

    Start date: 1906
    End date: 1906
    Description: Excavations carried out by Professor Garstang, on behalf of the Egyptian Excavations Committee, affiliated to the Univeristy of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology


Previous owners

  • John Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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