About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with non-egyptian signs or fake signs, suggesting this could be a forgery. Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1800 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Major W F Dixon Nuttall, 1961
  • Collector
    William Frank Dixon-Nuttall
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    6 mm x 12 mm x 18 mm
  • Related people
    William Francis Dixon-Nuttall (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Francis Dixon-Nuttall

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1961
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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