About this object

Steatite scaraboid seal with the back carved in the form of a Tilapia fish. The flat rectangular base is inscribed with a design or r r n hierogylphs. Pierced longitudinally for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Second Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 20 mm; x 9/16 in x 13/16 in
  • Note
    Same type as Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994) fig. 54i.
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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