About this object

Steatite scarab with incised spiral pattern, very pale orange colour in places, set in gold funda in silver ring which is corroded.

Meidum or Memphis?

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Meidum
  • Date made
    1773 BC - 1650 BC (Dynasty 14) about
  • Materials
    Silver; Gold; Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Presented by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Egyptian Research Account), 1910
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphis
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    25 cm x 27 mm x 12.5 cm
  • Note
    Petrie, Mackay and Wainwright, 'Meydum and Memphis (III)' (London, 1910), p. 37, pl. XXVII No. 83; Page 37 states that the 2 rings illustrated in pl. XXVII are in Liverpool, however, the register and a delivery note from Petrie indicate only 1 ring was given to the museum on 23 August 1910.
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • Meydum and Memphis III

    Petrie, W. M. F., Ernest Mackay and Gerald Wainwright

    Author: Petrie, W. M. F., Ernest Mackay and Gerald Wainwright
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1910
    Description: Publication of the excavations of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

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Previous owners

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