About this object

Green faience oval shaped scarab seal with loop on one side for suspension decorated with details of long legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs. There is also a matching oval faience scarab seal impression.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Henrietta Gurney
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1820
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 16 mm x 26 mm
  • Note
    Modern label says "Belzoni 1820".
  • Related people
    Henrietta Gurney (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1828
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henrietta Gurney

    Owned from: 1820
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1828
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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