About this object

Steatite scarab shaped seal. The base is engraved with the prenomen of Amenhotep III (Nebmaatra). Pierced through the length for suspension. Fair technique. Slightly chipped and surface worn out on the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1390 BC - 1352 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Amenhotep III)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Henry Salt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1827 before
  • Measurements
    13.5 mm x 9.5 mm x 6 mm
  • Note
    White label on the side with number 1913 (ex Henry Salt collection)
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Previous owner); Henry Salt ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: 1835
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Henry Salt

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1827
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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