About this object

Carnelian scarab with fine details of the head, wings and legs carved on the back, and plain base. Pierced through the length for suspension. Slightly chipped around the base and perforation holes.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Cornelian
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    5 mm x 9 mm x 12 mm
  • Note
    There are 16 scarabs under the number M12584 that are made from either carnelian or jasper.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (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
Object view = Humanities
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