About this object

Glazed white steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is decorated with a scarab surmounted by the twin feathers with a border of concentric circles. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in several places, particularly around the base.

THIS IS UNDER THE NUMBER 1978.291.74

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1200 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Courtesy of Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
  • Collector
    Purland T
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1849 before
  • Measurements
    31.5 mm x 21.5 mm x 12.5 mm
  • Note
    Given to the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire by T. Purland, Esq. on 8 December 1849.
  • Related people
    Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (Previous owner); Theodosius Purland (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Catalogue of the Collection of Objects forming the Museum of the Society

    Bailey, Reginald Threlfall and Gladstone, Robert

    Author: Bailey, Reginald Threlfall and Gladstone, Robert
    Publisher: Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
    Date: 1914
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Purland T

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1849
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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