About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs including a sphinx wearing the crown of upper and lower Egypt, a winged uraeus, a seated god with a Maat feather, a Hes vase and a Was scepter. Pierced through the length for suspension. Badly chipped in several places.

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 - 1069 BC (Dynasty 19 BC - 20 BC)
  • 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
    10 mm x 25 mm x 35 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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