About this object

Steatite scarab with incised design of an ankh between palms and upended hatched 'neb' signs.
Marked by the excavator with the find spot number D224 5055.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Western Asia: Israel: Tel Lachish
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Israel: Tel Lachish
  • Date collected
    1932 - 1938
  • Measurements
    8 mm x 13 mm x 18 mm
  • Note
    See D. Ussishkin, The Renewed Archaeological Excavations at Lachish (1973-1994), Volume IV, (Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, No. 22).
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Publications

  • Lachish IV (Tell ed-Duweir): The Bronze Age

    Olga Tufnell et al.

    Author: Olga Tufnell et al.
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 1958
    Description: 1 of 4 volumes of the Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East. Published for the Trustees of the late Sir Henry Wellcome by Oxford University Press.

Events

  • Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East

    Start date: 1932
    End date: 1932
    Description: Sir Henry Wellcome co-funded along with Sir Charles Marston (and Sir Robert Mond), work done by the archaeologist James Leslie Starkey (1895-1938), at Lachish (Tell ed Duweir), in the Levant, from October 1932. More details can be found on the Wellcome Library's website: http://archives.wellcomelibrary.org/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqCmd=show.tcl&dsqSearch=(RefNo=='WAHSW%2FAR%2FLac')

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