About this object

Steatite scarab seal with details of the head and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a representation of a king kneeling in adoration in front of a pillar-shaped object. Pierced through the length for suspension. Glaze now worn away. Badly chipped on the back.

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 - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss F. Lawrence
  • Collector
    William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst Amherst
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    19 mm x 13.5 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst Amherst (Collector, previous owner); F Miss Lawrence (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • F Miss Lawrence

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst Amherst

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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