About this object

Lion shaped scaraboid seal of glazed steatite with a lizard inscised on obverse, which is a hieroglyph meaning plenty.
Marked by the excavator with the find number 547 3754.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 18) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • 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
    7 mm x 7 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people

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  • 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.


  • 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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