About this object

Deep blue glass scarab with faint details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat undecorated underside. Pierced through the length for suspension. Excellent preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Late Period; Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • 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
    4 mm x 6 mm x 9 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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