About this object

Large steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs carved on the back, and flat base inscribed with an image of Bes flanked by baboons and sun-discs. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped in several places and cracked.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs Grimshaw, 1960
  • Collector
    E C Grisewood
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 26 mm x 39 mm
  • Related people
    Grimshaw (Collector); Mrs Grimshaw (Previous owner); E C Grisewood (Collector)


Previous owners

  • Mrs Grimshaw

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1960
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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