About this object

Ceramic scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is flat and inscribed with hieroglyphs (kheper sign, 'mn' sign, feather and single stroke). It looks like it is pierced longitudinally through the middle for suspension but one side is obstructed with dirt. Possibly a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 17 mm x 22 mm
  • Note
    Record card: scarab seal, faience, greenish cream glaze. Inscribed. Egypt. Norwich Collection Gift Sir H. Rider Haggard N31.93.925. Also added in pencil on the record card: "forgery".
  • Related people
    Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Rider Haggard

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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