About this object

Pale blue/grey steatite scarab seal with details of the head and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with three standing figures, from left to right possibly Horus, Osiris and Anubis. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in several places.

Record card says "Ex. Macgregor collection. Given Miss F. Lawrence I.O.M.", and dates the object to ca. 1500 BC, with "Hyksos" added in pencil.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Hyksos
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Miss F. Lawrence, 1944
  • Collector
    F Miss Lawrence
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    13.5 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm
  • Related people
    F Miss Lawrence (Collector, previous owner); William MacGregor (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • F Miss Lawrence

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William MacGregor

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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