About this object

Amethyst scarab with details of the head, wings and legs carved on the back with undecorated underside. Part of rear end missing. Pierced through the length for suspension.

A note says it was removed for the Discovery Centre 10 June 1994.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Amethyst
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson, 1976
  • Collector
    Francis Chatillon Danson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 13 mm x 9 mm
  • Related people
    Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Collector, previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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