About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, legs, as well as very finely carved and detailed head with curved antennae described on the record card as resembling the head of a ram. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs including a sun disc, a hill, a 'mn' sign, 'n' sign and 'nb' sign. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    727 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 24)
  • 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 15 mm x 24 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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