About this object

Steatite scarab shaped seal with a figure of a scarab beettle on the base. Set in a modern silver funda to which links are attached. Glaze has gone brown. Fine technique. Back and base chipped. A hole in the base shows that the seal was originally pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Hyksos
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1650 BC - 1550 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer, 1867
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867
  • Measurements
    6 mm x 9 mm x 12 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, 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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