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
    Steatite
  • 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
    1907
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 26 mm x 39 mm
  • Related people
    Grimshaw (Collector); E C Grisewood (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • E C Grisewood

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