About this object

Green faience scarab seal crudely 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, roughly square in shape and inscribed with hieroglyphs. Possibly a forgery.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    William Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870
  • Measurements
    11 mm x 23 mm x 35 mm
  • Note
    There is a record car saying this is a shabti...
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck ( Previous owner); William Birkbeck ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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