About this object

Black steatite scarab shaped seal with a line drawn around the base ready for design. Prothorax and elytra marked.Dated by Professor Percy Newberry to the 19th Dynasty and considered to be an unfinished work.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    29.5 mm x 21 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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