About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the head and legs. The other side is inscribed with a depiction of Ptah standing on a pedestal in the middle, to the right a representation of a standing god holding a staff with a sun-disc above his head, to the left possibly a representation of the goddess Isis protecting Ptah with her outstretched wings. Above them is a winged sun-disc. There are remains of a hieroglyphic inscription at the bottom. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on one end. Traces of a shiny brown glaze on one end.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
  • 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
  • Measurements
    8 mm x 14 mm x 19 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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