About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal. The base is engraved with the prenomen of Tuthmose III in a cartouche and a Maat feather. Pierced through the length for suspension. Fair technique. Intact preservation. Prof Newberry dated this to the 18th Dynasty.

The three strokes below the scarab beetle suggest reading the name in the cartouche as Men-kheperu-ra (Thutmosis IV) and not Men-kheper-ra (Thutmosis III) ??

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867
  • Measurements
    4 mm x 6 mm x 10 mm
  • Note
    White label on the side with number 1902 (ex Henry Salt collection)
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner); Henry Salt (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Salt

    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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