About this object

Bright blue glazed faience funerary scarab with recessed base for attachment to a surface. Very shiny bright blue in colour. Small collector's sticker on the top, '161'.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom; Third Intermediate Period; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 332 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    James Currie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 48 mm x 70 mm; 9/16 in x 1 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in
  • Note
    Gift D.H.Hanbury, ex coll. Sir J Currie (21.941)
  • Related people
    James Currie (Collector); Daniel H Hanbury (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Daniel H Hanbury

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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