About this object

Originally green glazed, steatite scarab seal decorated on one side with details of the head and legs. The other side is inscribed with the name of Thutmosis IV, Menkheperura. Pierced through the length for suspension. Chipped on the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1400 BC - 1390 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Thutmosis IV)
  • Materials
  • 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
  • Measurements
    5 mm x 9 mm x 13 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

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