About this object

Green glazed steatite scarab seal with details of the head and legs on the back although the back is chipped and broken area appears to have been covered up with green glaze. The base is flat and inscribed with a bird. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on the back and base.

From Petrie's excavations.

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
  • Collector
    William Frank Dixon-Nuttall
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    5 mm x 8 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    William Francis Dixon-Nuttall (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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