About this object

Steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs. It is pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in places. Probably a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs G Simpson, 1964
  • Collector
    G M L Simpson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    13 mm x 9 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    G M L Simpson (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • G M L Simpson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1964
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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