About this object

Steatite scarab seal crudely decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs, but surface is very dirty and most of it covered by a Norwich Castle Museum label. The other side is inscribed with the cartouche of Amenhotep III (nb-mAat-ra) flanked by two feathers. It is pierced through the length for suspension. The object is very dirty, worn out, and crudely designed.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • 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
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henry Rider Haggard
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925 before
  • Measurements
    14 mm x 22 mm x 31 mm
  • Related people
    James Currie (Collector); Henry Rider Haggard (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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