About this object

Forgery of a green glazed steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is flat and inscribed with hieroglyphs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in one place.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1870 AD before
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 16 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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