About this object

Bottom part (base) of a steatite scarab seal which appears to have been broken in half at some point. The other part is missing. The base is decorated with a falcon with outstretched wings wearing the crown of upper and lower Egypt on its head and holding Shenu cartouches in its claws. On each side is a cartouche enclosing the name of Thutmosis III. Originally pierced through the length for suspension. There is evidence of modern paint on the reverse.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1479 BC - 1425 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis III)
  • 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
    2 mm x 11 mm x 15 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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