About this object

Scarab shaped seal decorated on one side with a small scarab-shaped handle pierced through for suspension. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs. Broken in places. Could be a forgery.

History file: "Antiquities from the Ffoulkes family, per Graham Webster, Esq. Curator, Grosvernor Museum, Chester" (1951). "In 1980 it was noted that as well as the items on the 51-52 list numbered 1 to 17, mainly classical odds and ends, there was also a series of Egyptian items numbered 1 to 16. These Egyptian items are now renumbered 51.52.1 to 51.52.16 (18 to 32)".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Ffoulkes family per Grosvenor Museum, 1951
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    16.5 mm x 11.5 mm x 7.5 mm
Object view = Humanities
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