About this object

Animal-backed scaraboid. A recumbant lion on oval base. Incised design on the base with a scarab pushing a sun disc with a uraeus on either side. Bright green faience. Fine technique and perfect preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 18 mid
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • 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
    11 mm x 10 mm x 9 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

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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