About this object

Steatite scarab seal painted in white, with very fine details of the head, wings and legs carved on the back, and flat base inscribed with a representation of the god Heh symbolising eternity. Excellent preservation. Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    1186 BC - 1069 BC (Dynasty 20)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Presented by the General Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
    1905 - 1906
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 12.5 mm x 8 mm
  • Note
    1 of 6 inscribed scarabs from Tomb 24E
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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