About this object

Steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a feather and another hieroglyph which looks like an ankh signs with additional strokes or perhaps this is a stylised human figure (?), with 'neb' signs on each side. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on one end.

Record card says "Ex. H. K. Myers Coll. Given Miss F. Lawrence I.O.M.".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • 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
    6 mm x 8 mm x 12 mm
  • Related people
    F Miss Lawrence (Collector, 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
Object view = Humanities
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