About this object

Black steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat uninscribed base. Pierced through the length for suspension. Perforation hole is filled with dirt.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection, 1971
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    13.5 mm x 9 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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