About this object

Steatite scarab seal with details of the head, wings and legs on the back, and flat base inscribed with a wedjat eye. Pierced through the length for suspension. Surface worn and cracked on one end. One of three scarabs found “in filling” of tomb no. 143 in cemetery A at el-Riqqa. See R. Engelbach, ‘Riqqeh and Memphis VI’ (1915) p. 18, pl. XVIII [no. 110], pl. XLI [no. 143]. In the publication of the fieldwork, this scarab is described as being 18th Dynasty in date but later reused in the 19th Dynasty.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: El Riqqa
  • Date made
    1550 BC – 1295 BC about
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1913
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: El Riqqa
  • Date collected
    1913
  • Measurements
    13.5 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm
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Publications

  • Riqqeh and Memphis VI

    Engelbach, Reginald

    Author: Engelbach, Reginald
    Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
    Date: 1915
    Description: With chapters by M. A. Murray, H. Flinders Petrie and W. M. Flinders Petrie. Publication of the excavations of the cemteries near el-Riqqa directed by Reginald Englebach for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account.

Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt Excavations at Riqqeh, 1913

    Start date: 1912
    End date: 1912
    Description: Excavations at the cemteries near el-Riqqa (also spelt Riqqeh) directed by Reginald Englebach for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account. Excavations started at the end of 1912 and carried on for four months into 1913. Engelbach was assisted by Mr Tompson and Hilda Petrie. Many of the burials were Middle and New Kingdom in date. The excavations were published in Reginald Engelbach, 'Riqqeh and Memphis VI' (London, 1915).

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