About this object

Steatite scarab seal finely decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with a standing figure making offerings to a raised cobra wearing a sun disc on its head. It is pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • 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
    7 mm x 13 mm x 18 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, 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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