About this object

Round stone seal decorated on one side with a handle in the shape of a long legged scarab (?), pierced through the middle for suspension. The other side is flat and inscribed with hieroglyphs including a 'nfr' sign, 'nb' sign, 'wAs' sign and 'n' sign. Possibly a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Cronshy
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm
  • Note
    Bought from Mr Cronshy of Thetford.
  • Related people
    Cronshy (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1925
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cronshy

    Owned from: 1851
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1925
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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