About this object

Blue glazed scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with two fighting lions. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Surface is quite worn out and damaged.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    5 mm x 8 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, 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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