About this object

Pale green glazed faience scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the wings, head and legs. The other side is inscribed with hieroglyphs including a sun disc between horns, a 'mn' sign, two 'nefer' signs with small disc in the middle. Pierced through the length for suspension. Crude design. Excellent preservation.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period); Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1186 BC - 715 BC (Dynasty 20 - 22)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867
  • Measurements
    9 mm x 12 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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