About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with crude hieroglyphs that very much suggest this is a forgery. Probably pierced through the length for suspension but the hole is filled with dirt so difficult to be sure.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    22.5 mm x 18.5 mm x 10.5 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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